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Food donation

Lindsey Noble, left, and her twin sister, Taylor, handed over a bag of non-perishable food items to OPP Cst. Guy Beaudry at Walmart on Saturday during the fifth-annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event here. Officers and volunteers also were located outside of Safeway, The Place, Cloverleaf (Emo), and Beaver Mills Market (Rainy River).

Hi Santa!

Four-year-old Teagan Thoms visited with Santa at The Christmas Store here Saturday and had her photo taken by MA Photography, which was busy capturing the magical moments of youngsters with the jolly old elf.

Big hit

Mathey Booker of the Nipigon Elks, right, lowered the boom on Hunter Adams of the Emo Express with this monstrous hit during the third period of the Elks’ 4-2 win in the bronze-medal game of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association’s Midget ‘A’ tournament yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Thunder Bay Maroons doubled the West End Bruins 4-2 in the gold-medal game.

French Immersion info

Dr. Melanie Halvorsen offered some comments during an information session last night regarding the potential re-establishment of a French Immersion program at St. Michael’s School. The Northwest Catholic District School Board is willing to consider implementing it next school year for SK and Grade 1—if numbers allow. A minimum of 16 students is required.

Lay-up Try

Senior Muskie Jacob Empey had no problem taking it strong to the hoop against Eric Melilo of the Kenora Bronco during Fort High’s 52-36 victory here yesterday in the NorWOSSA regular-season opener.

Keeping cozy

The town is abuzz with speculation over knitted decorations, such as the woolen covering for this bench on the riverfront, which suddenly appeared around Fort Frances yesterday. Where did they come from and why are they here? Answers are expected in the near future.

In on goal

Nick Minerva barrelled past former teammate George Roblin (4) to score against English River goalie Greg Harney in the second period of the Lakers’ 4-3 loss to the Miners here Friday night.

Meeting Santa

Three-year-old Liam Ogden and his sister, Maiya, five, told Santa what they wanted for Christmas when they visited with him at the Emo Legion on Saturday afternoon. Parents were invited to bring their own cameras, as well as a donation to the Emo food bank.

Book reading

Frank Maraj read an excerpt from his latest book, “Snapshots 3: Unveiling the Classroom of Life,” during its launch at the Fort Frances Public Library on Saturday. While Maraj was there to sign books throughout the day, the reading took place at 3 p.m. The book is now available in Pharmasave, Betty’s, and Northwoods Gallery & Gifts here, as well as at Cloverleaf in Emo.

Healing song

The “Waabishkiibinesii Women” drum group performed a healing song during the annual service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Saturday afternoon at Knox United Church here.