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Gift from Santa

Joshua Dittaro was thrilled to visit with Santa Claus at the Fort Frances Nursery School yesterday. All the children received books from the jolly old elf during their annual Christmas party held at Knox United Church.

Santa requests

Madelyn Dent told Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas on Sunday afternoon when the jolly old elf stopped by the “Old-Fashion Christmas” event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Hosted by the staff and “Friends of the Library,” those on hand also were treated to an afternoon of music, refreshments, and stories.

Teacher protest

Local public elementary teachers, occasional teachers, and education support personnel lined the 500 block of Second Street East with picket signs Monday. The one-day strike was part of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario plan to continue sending the government a message that Bill 115 is severely impeding local collective bargaining.

Happy snowman

While many Borderland residents surely were bemoaning the snowfall as they shovelled out on the weekend, others looked on the bright side and made this large snowman on the 600 block of Third Street West. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the storm dumped nearly 15 cm (six inches) of the white stuff on us.

Tight ‘D’

Pat Gagne of the La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs tried to find a teammate to pass the ball to while Adrian Chapman of Investors Group applied some pressure during a Fort Frances men’s basketball league game last night at Fort High. Thanks to a 26-point outing by Rob McGinnis, Investors Group earned a 79-62 victory.

Top citizen

Ken “Kenno” Christiansen shared a few words after receiving his “Citizen of the Year 2012” plaque during last night’s council meeting. “Kenno,” who currently is an assistant coach for the Muskie boys’ hockey team, has coached here for 49 years.

On strike!

Local public elementary teachers, occasional teachers, and education support personnel set out with picket signs late this morning from the Memorial Sports Centre to the Rainy River District School Board office on Second Street East.

Santa chat

Matthew Rousseau told Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas yesterday when the jolly old man stopped by the “Old-Fashion Christmas” event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Hosted by the staff and “Friends of the Library,” those on hand were treated to an afternoon of music, refreshments, and stories.