A round dance was held Monday afternoon at the corner of Central Avenue and Church Street here to coincide with the “Idle No More” global day of action. Drummers and people of all ages with signs peacefully showed their support of the movement, which opposes the Harper government and Bill C-45.
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Three-year-old Chase Felix went cautiously down the hill at the overpass yesterday afternoon. With decent temperatures and a little fresh snow, the hill was abuzz with children—and adults—of all ages zooming down the snowy slope.
One of the new trails at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (near Stratton) looked like a winter wonderland courtesy of Mother Nature. A “moonlight ski” is planned for tomorrow (Dec. 29) from 7-10 p.m. to mark the grand opening of the cross-country ski and snowshoe trail network there. Refreshments also will be served.
Five-year-old Dakota Cooper, left, and brother Keaton, three, were ready to push off and slide down the hill at the overpass here yesterday afternoon. It was quite chilly out and the groups of youngsters who came to slide did not stay long.
Julia Cawston, 13, laced up her skates for the first time this year and went skating with her family after dinner on Christmas Day. Although it was very cold, there still were people out enjoying the McIrvine rink.
People from all walks of life lined up to get a hot turkey lunch with all the fixings on Tuesday during the 25th-annual Community Christmas Dinner at Knox United Church. Organized by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, the popular event once again exemplified the spirit of sharing and caring.
Chad Faragher served in his match against Steve Krag during the 25th-annual men’s Boxing Day squash tournament yesterday. Ben Andrusco went on to capture the tournament, which featured a record 24 participants and ran for 10 hours.
Grade 6 students at J.W. Walker School did a Christmas dance to the Michael Jackson hit “Thriller” on Friday afternoon during the junior Christmas concert. The intermediate band also performed three Christmas tunes.
Four-year-old cousins Olivia, left, and Chloe Allen stopped by the Makabi Inn on Saturday to have their picture taken with Santa Claus before he headed back to the North Pole to get ready to make his annual Christmas Eve rounds.
With a renovation of both the interior and exterior now complete, the local McDonald’s restaurant re-opened for business Friday. An official opening is planned for Jan. 5.