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Top senior

Mildred Bedard of Fort Frances posed with her framed certificate last week after being presented with the Sister Kennedy Centre's Senior Citizen of the Year Award for 2017.

Season to give

Volunteers Derek and Jodi-Lee Kaemingk and their children, Dafne and Dominic, took the first shift Saturday morning outside The Place during the eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser" campaign here. The initiative to gather food donations for district food banks was overwhelmingly successful, with more than 68 cruisers "stuffed” at sites in Fort Frances, Emo and Rainy River. See more photos on A5.

Stuffed ambulance

Paramedics Alyssa Vanderaa, left, and Jodi Beange of Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services loaded up the back of an ambulance with bags of food donated by Safeway shoppers Saturday afternoon during this year's “Stuff-A-Cruiser” campaign.

Tasty creation

Henley and Layla Barnard were among the children and parents who attend a candy house-making night last Tuesday (Dec. 5) at the Fort Frances Nursery School to help ring in the season of Christmas activities.

—Submitted by Angela Gibson

Firemen thanked

Local residents Melinda Grumm, third from left, and Dana Fowler dropped by the fire hall Thursday evening to thank firefighters Dave Crichton, left, Doug Wright, Gavin Payne, and Real DeGagne for extricating Grumm from a wrecked car following a serious crash a little over two months ago.

Circling net

Muskie forward Reece McQuaker looked to circle the puck from behind her own net during the third period of Fort High's 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles on Monday night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre. McQuaker had an assist on the night to help the black-and-gold's cause.

Skating day

Local youths had a blast on the ice while participating in the Canada 150 “Skating Day" held Sunday afternoon at the '52 Canadians Arena. The event, which was free to the community and ran from 1-3 p.m., featured free skating instruction, on-ice games, and face-painting, as well as a "Canada 150”-themed cake and various refreshments.

In your face

Junior Muskie Michael Vanderaa looked to stuff Connor Lind of the Atikokan Voyageurs on Friday during an exhibition tournament held here. The black-and-gold went on to win the game 29-15 en route to a perfect 4-0 record for the weekend. Also competing in the tournament were the Kenora Broncos, St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora), and Churchill (Thunder Bay).