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Student author

Dressed up for the superhero theme day, Connor Belluz, a Grade 6 student at St. Francis School here, visited students at St. Michael’s yesterday to talk about his recently self-published book, “Creatures of Doom.” The 100-page novel focuses on the main character, Nick, a ninja who comes from the sky and must learn how to survive in the forest since he escaped.

'Frost Queen'

The “Queen of Frost” (Judy Kielczewski), along with a menagerie of fairies, elves, and other characters, will be making appearances at the “’Twas the Lights Before Christmas” parade in International Falls on Nov. 28, the “Parade of Lights” here on Nov. 29, and “Icebox Days” in January in the Falls. She welcomes everyone to “join her in believing that winter can be the best time of year.”

Back at it

Garrett Brown knitted away yesterday during the weekly meeting of the Fireside Yarn Club at the Fort Frances Public Library. The club, which has resumed for the winter, meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. It is open to beginners and experts alike—just bring your own supplies.

Wizard duel

Chandler Cousineau, front left, played Jonah Brow in the fantasy-based collectible card game, “Magic: The Gathering,” during a tournament yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library, joining fellow gamers Mitchell Riordon, Jada Eide, Everette Bannon, and Gavin Richardson.

‘Faceless Dolls’

Evan Strain, left, and Sydney Anderson showed off the “faceless dolls” they made at St. Francis School on Monday before the dolls were pinned onto a large Hudson’s Bay blanket. The dolls will be on display at the school, as well as at the candlelight vigil on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women here Dec. 6.

Forestry march

RRFDC intern Jamie Petrin, left, led local MPP Sarah Campbell, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, and others in a chant while marching down Scott Street last Wednesday during the “Our Forest, Our Future” rally. Leaders at the local and at the provincial level continue to fight for the right to have a share of the Crossroute wood supply and to keep the local mill heated over the winter.

Seeing purple

Jacquee Loerzel, right, of Riverside Community Counselling Services handed over a prize to Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick, who was chosen as the winner of the “Shine the Light” contest with her purple Christmas tree display.

Healthy futures

Sydney Johnson, Kaily Greengrass and Holly Nixon tried their hand at the various exercise equipment that personal trainer Shannon Jackson had at her booth at the “Healthy Futures Fair” held at Fort Frances High School last Wednesday. The program is set up to raise awareness about certain genetic and environmental diseases and disabilities that teens may develop as they grow older.


Crossroads student Kaitlyn Gerhard’s poster is one of the local winners in the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest, and it has been sent on to be judged at the “district” level. The other winners are Kasey Kreger-O’Neill (Robert Moore), Jaden Cooper (J.W. Walker), and Ciara Mainville (St. Francis).

Ready to serve

The Muskies’ Jacob Jack was the definition of focused as he prepared to blast this serve during Saturday’s decisive third match of the best-of-three NWOSSAA senior boys volleyball final between the Muskies and the St. Ignatius Falcons at Fort High.