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Making ornaments

Rya Hawrylak worked on making an ornament during a heritage decorations and tree trimming event at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon, which added to the Christmas festivities being held prior to the Santa Claus parade here.

Steep climb

Jim Badiuk, owner of Badiuk Equipment here, trailered this large boat out to British Columbia earlier this week after selling it to a man in Victoria and then having to deliver it. He reported a few hills in the Rocky Mountains like this one were slippery and snowy, but he just took them slow (up them was 30 m.p.h. for a half-hour and down them was 30 m.p.h. for a half-hour).

Christmas crafts

Solly Santiago admired a wreath made by Sharon Myers during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house yesterday evening at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Mowat Avenue. From now until Christmas, the gallery is showcasing a wide variety of unique items made by local artisans, ranging from scarves, jewellery, and candy to ornaments, paintings, and pottery.

iPad pilot

Tyson Morrisseau, foreground, and Brandon Penner tested out two of the 30 new iPads that have arrived at St. Francis School as part of a pilot project that will see the hands-on technology utilized in two Grade 8 classrooms and then evaluated for how it can be used elsewhere in schools for learning.

Football awards

Lucas Hudson posed with the Marc DeGagne Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the Muskie football team which he received during the team’s annual awards banquet Tuesday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Other award winners were Jamon Leonard and Colton Craig (co-MVPs), Braden Webb (defensive player of the year), and Nick Kaun and Ben Whitburn (co-rookies of the year).

Animal pelts

Grade 7 students at Robert Moore School got an up-close look at a variety of animal furs last Thursday afternoon following a presentation by John and Patti Johnson of the Rainy River District Trappers Council. The presentation—a first offered by the local trappers—taught students about the history and changes of the fur trade.

Calendar giveaway

Kathy Kaye picked up the 2012 Seniors’ Safety Calendar last Wednesday morning at Safeway from Britainee Kellar of the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program. The annual calendar provides information on various issues, such as mental health and wellness, frauds and scams, fall prevention, and medication safety for seniors.


Not just content to grow a ’stache on their faces for “Movember,” the local ambulance team­—represented here by Chris Wielinga and Ed Carlson­—have added mustaches to the local ambulances as part of the month-long effort to raise money and awareness to fight prostate cancer.