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Fire safety

Real DeGagne, left, and Gavin Payne of the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service set up a table at Safeway on Saturday afternoon, where they handed out fire safety information to shoppers entering the store.

Budding plants

Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre CEO Caroline Goulding checked out the thyme, sage, and lavender plants there yesterday morning. The plants are being grown with seeds from the “seed library,” a free seasonal exchange program in which residents can access and/or donate properly-cured seeds.

Healthy cooking

Khloe Morrison added beans to the instant pot as her grandmother, Linda McQuaker, and mom, Ashley Morrison, looked on last Wednesday evening during a healthy meal planning session at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. A short while later, they would get to enjoy the fruits of their labour: creamy Tuscan chicken.

Grocery flyer

Fort Frances Family Health Team dietitian Rylee Blasky urged workshop participants to check out local grocery store flyers and plan healthy meals for the week ahead during last Wednesday evening's session at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

Easter vendor

Charleen Mallroy hosted a booth for her “Charlee's Naturally Northern" handcrafted soaps and other handmade products Saturday at the second-annual "Easter Market” held at the Copper River Inn here. She creates soaps that are free of synthetics, detergents, and petro-chemicals. The soaps also are biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, and gluten-free.

Bouncing puck

Eric Stout of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs looked to knock down a bouncing puck as Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Mark Richter tried to make his way over during the host team's 5-2 win in Game 2 of the best-of-seven semi-final playoff series Saturday night at the Memorial Arena in Dryden. The Ice Dogs lead the series 2-0 heading into Game 3 last night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Driving layup

Josh Mastin of Team USA went up to put one home during his squad's 101-75 romp over Team Canada during the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League's inaugural all-star game last Tuesday night at the Fort High gym. Mastin scored 37 points to help pace his squad's offence.

Crease battle

Fort Frances Lakers' goalie Ismael Ralsten looked through traffic during his squad's 5-2 loss to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 2 of the best-of-seven semi-final series Saturday night at the Memorial Arena in Dryden. Ralsten finished with 25 saves in a losing cause.

Rifling shot

Evan Kabel of the Toe Dragons blasted a shot on the Can-Am Selects' net during his squad's 4-3 overtime win in PeeWee division's gold-medal game Sunday afternoon at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Kabel notched a goal in that one to help the cause.