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2018 Images

Mtis display

The Sunset Country Métis Council and the Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness Branch held a “Paddle into the New Year” event Saturday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall, where they had posters set up with MNO program information. The event also included a free meal for the community, along with bannock- and bead-making sessions, among other activities for adults and children.

New OPP inspector

New Rainy River District OPP detachment commander Insp. Nathan Schmidt gave an activity update to the local Police Services Board during its regular meeting this morning at the Civic Centre. Insp. Schmidt has filled the shoes of Insp. Steve Shouldice, who served 19 years with the Rainy River District OPP before relocating to Smiths Falls, Ont. last month.

Ready to shoot

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Christian Ward broke his way in on Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Jackson Nelson for a scoring chance during his team's 5-4 loss to the visitors Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers, who now have dropped two-straight games following a season-high four-game winning streak, next host the Thunder Bay North Stars tomorrow night. See story on P2.

Jack and Shannon

Shannon Carlson, seen here with “Jack," has been invited to take part in the Winnipeg Humane Society's telethon on March 24 after she donated copies of her book, "Jack the Husky Gets Rescued," to the society's "See Spot Read” program.

Decorated saw

Sheila Medwechuk, left, handed Donna Noga the handcrafted saw she won in a raffle during the annual Linda Johnston Memorial Dinner held Saturday evening at the Rainy River Legion. The saw was made by Rick Peterson and painted by Medwechuk. Meanwhile, below, Geraldine (Betty) Blight, left, claimed her raffle prize—a chair beautifully painted with chickadees by Vivian Locking (right).

Cultures joined

This photograph by Eric Fagerdahl, showing two sashes woven together to form the Métis infinity symbol alongside other culturally-relevant items, is part of the new Métis Art Gallery Program exhibit upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum.

Finishing touch

Elijah Gallagher, three, decorated his cupcake with sprinkles after icing it during a cupcake-decorating class with instructor Meghan Spooner on Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum. The class marked the first in the museum's winter workshop series. For a list of upcoming workshops, see last week's Times or visit

Alzheimer info

Mary O'Connor, local Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, chatted with Shelley Hyatt about how the “Finding Your Way" kit works Friday afternoon at the Fort Frances Senior Centre.