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Nose for justice

OPP Cst. Chris Halverson, accompanied by his German Shepherd partner, “Diesel,” spoke to youth and staff at the United Native Friendship Centre here this morning. Cst. Halverson explained how he works with “Diesel” and a second dog, “Sophie,” who sniff out drugs, people, guns, and explosives during police investigations in the region.

Spicy cuisine

Carole Mackintosh got ready to enjoy an authentic East Indian meal Saturday evening at St. John’s Anglican Church here. The annual supper, featuring beef curry, navratan korma, dal makhani, chole, and much more, was held in conjunction with the festival of “Diwali”—the Indian equivalent to Christmas.

Sending a message

In conjunction with National Addictions Awareness Week (Nov. 19-25), a group of walkers strolled along King’s Highway this morning to promote healthy living. The group then met up with more walkers at Couchiching, where they marched throughout the community.

Decisions, decisions

Lill Morrison, centre, and her grandchildren, Cassidy and Alexander, picked out some baked goodies during the annual C.W.L. Christmas bazaar yesterday at St. Mary’s Church here. The well-attended event featured various crafts for sale and a kiddies’ corner, as well as coffee, tea, and dainties.

On the brooms

Skip Jon Thompson kept an eye on the line while second Pat Gagne, left, and lead Steve Hosegood swept the rock during their 8-7 loss to Jim Jackson’s rink in the ‘B’ final of the Fort Frances Curling Club’s annual men’s bonspiel Saturday night. The overall title went to Raymond Roy, who clinched his second-straight crown with a 7-3 victory over Adam Bolen in the ‘A’ final.

Bantam champs

Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians’ defenceman Mike Drouin prepared to blast a shot toward the net Friday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena during his team’s 4-1 win over the Southeast Blizzard of Steinbach, Man. in a round-robin contest in the 48th-annual local Bantam ‘AA’ tournament.

Escorting guest

Local Red Hat Society members Dawn Jarvis and Linda Budreau escorted OPP Commissioner and keynote speaker Chris Lewis to and from the podium Friday evening during the “Hats Off to Seniors” gala at La Place Rendez-Vous. The event, hosted by the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) group, featured dinner, award presentations, and entertainment.

METIman arrives

Fort Frances High School First Responders Cassandra Jackson and Samantha Martin enacted a scenario with the recently-arrived “METIman” (a.k.a. Rory Paulson) there yesterday. After months of fundraising and grant writing, the group was able to purchase the $60,000 technologically-advanced mannequin to use for a variety of training purposes.

Mash It Up!

Cast members Cynthia Hudson, left, Maxwell Williams, and Mallory Duffy performed their rendition of the mash-up “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “One Way Or Another” during the opening night of Fort High’s “Mash It Up” musical revue. The show goes again tonight and tomorrow at the Townsend Theatre, with tickets costing $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

Unique gifts

Paulette Henttonen admired some knitted work by Natasha Shack during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house yesterday evening at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Mowat Avenue. From now until Christmas, the gallery is showcasing a wide variety of unique items made by local artisans, ranging from fused glass work, paintings, and jewellery to ornaments, cards, and candy.