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Close-knit bunch

Melissa Carpenter knitted a cap to raise funds for the Border Roller Derby League yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The Fireside Yarn Club has resumed meeting for the fall/winter every Wednesday at 7 p.m. People who want to knit together—and learn from one another—are welcome to attend (please bring your own supplies).


Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard, left, and Debra Bruyere of Kenora & Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services put “angels” on the “Adopt-an-Angel” tree erected Tuesday at The Bargain Shop here. For a 10th year, district residents are asked to purchase gifts for local children who may not receive many presents this holiday season.

‘We will remember’

Silver Cross Mother Jean Legarie, escorted by Cde. Glen Westover, prepared to lay the first wreath at the Fort Frances cenotaph Sunday morning during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony there. The well-attended service was followed by a lunch at the local Legion.

Taking precautions

Times’ reporter Duane Hicks got a ’flu shot from public health nurse Sandra Krikke during a walk-in clinic last Thursday at the Northwestern Health Unit here. The public is urged to get their shot either from the health unit or one of the other local health-care providers. Call 1-866-468-2240 to find out when and where future clinics are scheduled and, if need be, to make an appointment.

Open house

Rainy River Resources held an open house at the Emo Legion last Thursday, which included information about the studies the company has done, the various steps in the procedure of exploring, and its plans for the coming years. Staff also were available to answer questions and discuss the future of mining in the area.


Fort Frances Lakers’ forwards Merritt Rysavy, left, and Davis Smith left Matt Kaarela of the Thunder Bay North Stars with no place to go Thursday night at the Ice For Kids Arena during the hosts’ 5-1 victory in SIJHL action.

Getting ready

Muskie senior girls’ hoopster Maisie Fichuk looked towards the basket during practice last night at the Fort High gym as the black-and-gold began preparing for this weekend’s NWOSSAA championships in Thunder Bay. Fort High will be going up against the St. Ignatius Falcons in the best-of-three final, which will get underway this Friday at 3 p.m.

Christmas Store open

Nichole Lowey organized a display of Christmas decor during the opening of the 22nd-annual “Christmas Store” at Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Gardens on Saturday. Located on Highway 602 just west of Fort Frances, the store is now open every day until Christmas, with plenty of locally-made gifts, crafts, and foods available there.

Lest we forget

Cde. Sylvia Gunderson and Cde. Glen Westover saluted the Fort Frances cenotaph after Gunderson placed a wreath at its foot on behalf of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary yesterday morning during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony there. The well-attended service was followed by a lunch at the Legion.