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Taking aim

Kristen Busch prepared to take a shot on goalie Doug Wright on Friday night at the ’52 Canadians Arena here as members of the Fort Frances Mixed Broomball League took to the ice for an evening of competition.

Season to give

Branch manager Marla Thomson put another food donation in the cart this morning at the Northern Lights Credit Union here. Doing their part to support the community this Christmas, staff have borrowed a Canada Safeway shopping cart, which they’re urging members to fill with non-perishable food items and unwrapped children’s gifts for the local food bank. The drive will run until Dec. 20.

Winning ticket

Kiwanian Robin Wright read the name of the winner of the Kiwanis Club’s December “Trip of the Month” draw at International Travel Services here this morning while Del Cumming, who picked the ticket, looked on. Bruce and Debbie Joyce of Fort Frances will be heading to Portugal, a trip valued at $4,500. The first trip of 2013 is to Thailand ($5,000).

Christmas kettles

Mayor Roy Avis handed over a donation to Lt. Mary Maybury of the local Salvation Army on Friday to kick off this year’s Christmas kettle campaign at Walmart as Lt. Dennis Maybury, Walmart store manager Sheldon Demers, and administration manager Bonnie Allan looked on.

Shaving ’stache

Brendan Hyatt, Student Success Leader at the Northwest Catholic District School Board, shaved off his moustache in front of St. Francis School students this morning as the teachers and board office members competed by growing moustaches throughout “Movember.” Raising more than $400 on his own, Hyatt helped the board office win the challenge.

Choraliers singing

The Fort Frances Choraliers filled the air with Christmas carols in front of the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon while the Friends of the Fort Frances Museum offered up hot chocolate and cookies, as well as the opportunity for people to have their photo taken in an old-fashioned sleigh.

JK 'staches'

JK students at St. Michael’s School supported “Movember” by showing off their ’staches. The annual campaign, which raises awareness of prostate cancer, wraps up tomorrow.

Airborne puck

Muskie defenceman Brandon Sinclair and Jordan Olsen of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints chased after a bouncing puck at the Ice For Kids Arena on Tuesday night during the home squad’s 2-0 win in NorWOSSA play.

‘Frozen’ excerpt

Mary Casanova, an award-winning children’s author from Ranier, Mn., read from her newest book, “Frozen,” yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Set during the 1920s on Rainy Lake, “Frozen” tells the story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died under strange circumstances the same night she was found—unable to speak—in a snowbank.