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2019 Images

Dessert table

It takes an army of volunteers to make a community event like the Christmas Dinner a success, and this year's event at the Knox United Church saw a outswelling of support from both volunteers and the public.

Greg's recycling (2019)

Owner of Greg's Recycling, Greg Stahn, stood next to a massive collection of compacted aluminum cans at his business, which closes down tomorrow (Jan. 1), as Stahn and wife retire. The business has always collected non-ferrous metals and provided a much needed service throughout the district for its 25 years in operation.

Rainycrest santa

Rainycrest resident Alice Irvine, 107 years young, had a visit with Santa Claus during his stopover at the long term care facility on Dec. 3. Local photographer Shawna McRitchie volunteered her time for the Santa pictures for residents and kids in the Community. Any donations collected were given to the Rainycrest Auxiliary Ladies.

Boileau serve

Steve Boileau successfully defended his title from a year ago as he once again downed Jason Kabel in an exciting final to capture the 'A' Open title at the Sunset Country Squash Club's annual Boxing Day tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Snow removal

Snow removal crews around town were hard at work yesterday following the blast of snow we received from Sunday morning through yesterday. The weather station in Fort Frances recorded 16 cm of snow, and International Falls reported seeing 7.8 inches of snow.

Squash serve

Josh Councillor serves up during one of his matches at the Sunset Country Squash club's annual Boxing Day Tournament held at the Memorial Sports Centre. The tournament saw competitors from across the district take part in the fun, day-long event. -Ken Kellar photo


Fort Frances has seen a lot of snow over the last day, making it the perfect time to break out the snowblower if you haven't already. Meteorologists were calling for between 10 and 20 centimetres yesterday, and with another two to five centimetres expected today, it might be a good idea to keep those machines handy.

- Amanda Caron photo

Serving dinner

Volunteers served up plates with all the fixin's to people who turned out to the Christmas Dinner held at Knox United Church from noon until 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. The event also continued the tradition of sending out meals on wheels to those who were unable to attend the dinner in person.

- Ken Kellar photo