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Always remember

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George checked out photos of local World War II veterans there this morning. In the spirit of Remembrance Day, the local Legion Ladies Auxiliary has been busy the past few days putting up the new exhibit, which focuses on local veterans of wars, as well as active service personnel, and includes many photos, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and letters.

Remembrance Day tea

Kay Veert, front left, along with Jackie Dalgetty, front right, Olive Eisenhauer, and Gladys Kerr, were among the hundreds of people who attended the annual Remembrance Day tea yesterday at the local Legion. Hosted by the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the popular event featured baking, cabbage rolls, meat pies, crafts, food baskets, and more.

Suspicious death

The Mid-Town Motel was barricaded all weekend as police investigated the scene in connection to the suspicious death of a man there early Friday morning. A post-mortem was scheduled earlier today in Kenora, after which an update will be provided by the OPP.

‘Bicycles for Humanity’

A dedicated team of volunteers with the local “Bicycles for Humanity” campaign spent their Saturday morning loading hundreds of bikes onto a trailer parked in front of Pat Ash’s Crowe Avenue residence. The more than 300 bikes, donated by district residents, will head to Thunder Bay tomorrow, where they will be fixed up and then shipped to a community in Africa in the spring.

Loving ‘touch’

Mary Gushulak, seen here with her son, Bill, was thrilled to receive a “touch quilt” yesterday at Rainycrest Long-term Care. Eleanor Barron of the local Alzheimer Society presented 30 quilts at Rainycrest and five at La Verendrye Hospital, and was expected to bring 12 more to the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres today. A total of 100 quilts were made by hands from across the district.

Helping the hungry

Dexter Fichuk, head of the Fort Frances Mob(ilizers), helped deliver boxes of food to the local Salvation Army food bank yesterday after collecting more than 1,500 items as part of the “We Scare Hunger” campaign. Local residents generously donated non-perishable food items to 20 volunteers who were collecting the food items instead of candy on Hallowe’en night.

Fused glass

The fused glass artwork of Sheila Shaw was the focus of an open house yesterday at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Mowat Avenue. Shaw, who is the gallery’s “Artist of the Month” for November, was on hand to talk about the art of warm glass. An extensive collection of her work will be on display there through the month.

Ground-breaking

George Simard, former executive director of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, spoke yesterday morning during a ground-breaking ceremony for “Abinoojii Akiin”—a centre which will house numerous programs for youths. Located on McTavish Road in La Vallee Township, the centre is expected to completed in June.

Rug unveiled

As one of the first who started on the “What Hooks You Here?” rug-hooking project, Kim Roy checked out the completed masterpiece which was unveiled last night during the “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” wine-and-cheese fundraising event there. Also unveiled was a Norval Morrisseau painting that had been donated to the museum.