Rainycrest residents Len Shine, left, and Lynn Richardson checked out a nativity scene placed at the front entrance of the building yesterday. Constructed by Joe Galbraith and Nathan Cousineau, with donated wood by Nickle Lake Lumber and hay from Gerber’s farm, the pair intend to build two more nativity scenes for the courtyards there. Thanks also goes out to Galbraith Electric.
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Santa Claus donned a pair of skates yesterday as he stopped by to visit the boys and girls of the Border Skating Club’s “Canskate” program. Their on-ice Christmas party also included some festive games, music, and activities.
Sparks Shya Johnson-Luoma, left, and Hailey Joyce helped fill bags of toiletries on Monday to donate to the Women’s Shelter of Hope in Atikokan. It is something the group does once a year, with leader Monica Armour accepting the small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and soap that people tend to collect from hotel rooms all year round.
Santa Claus paid an early visit to Rainycrest Long-Term Care here Friday afternoon and gave out oranges to the residents. The Rainycrest Auxiliary hosted the Christmas party, which was held in Hallett Hall this year.
Community Living Fort Frances and District staff and some of the individuals they support gathered yesterday for a lunchtime pizza party. Staff brought items to put in a hamper for one of the individual’s Community Living supports, but they ended up with enough to make several hampers for those in need.
Christopher Misch, vice-president of Sun Country Highway, “fuelled up” this Tesla Roadster on Saturday at the new charger installed at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
Whitney Williamson, four, helped OPP A/Sgt. Anne McCoy add her donation to the back of a cruiser at Safeway on Saturday during the third-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event hosted by the local OPP, along with Treaty #3 Police and CN Police. With cruisers also located at Walmart and Safeway here, as well as at Cloverleaf in Emo, the public filled a total of 21 cruisers.
Anne Marie Armstrong, of the Sunset Country Métis, lit a candle during the annual service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women last Thursday evening at Knox United Church here.
Muskie captain Nick Kaun jostled with Kenora Broncos’ forward Adam Vaughn for the puck during Fort High’s 4-1 victory last Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Destiny Morrisseau, a Grade 5 student at Robert Moore School, told mayor and council that she’d love to see a water park built in Fort Frances during last night’s council meeting. Morrisseau and Jenna Mose, a fellow Grade 5 student at Robert Moore who also wants to see a water park built here, were the two winners of the town’s annual Local Government Week essay contest.