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— Photo Duane Hicks

Sheri De Gagne, left, and Josie Miller socialized during a tea yesterday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new “Fibre Content" exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. The travelling exhibit, which features a wide variety of fibre art from across Ontario, and the local "Fibre Arts Festival” entries in the upstairs gallery, some of which can be seen here in the background, will be up until the end of March.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Allison Cox, left, director for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, and Jan Beazley, chair of the Riverside Health Care board of directors, looked over one of several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings marking the 20-plus years of the Foundation's history during an open house yesterday to mark the new location of the Foundation's office (now in the main lobby of La Verendrye Hospital). The public was invited to drop by to enjoy refreshments, meet with Foundation board members, and learn more about the Foundation's role.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Jim Curtis taught youngsters the basics of playing ukulele last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. This was the first session of the new “Music Lessons in the Library" series there. The five-week ukulele program is for kids aged nine-12. Registration is now closed but if you're interested in being put on a wait list for possible future ukulele lessons for kids or adults, contact the library. The ukuleles are a recent addition to the library's "Maker Space” thanks to sponsor Saulteaux Consulting.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Sue Ball checked out the baked goodies for sale yesterday during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary's Valentine's lobby sale and staff appreciation coffee break. Tasty treats and crafts were on sale for the fundraiser.

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Tyrus Smith, left, Connor Sandelovich, and Kenton Yerxa, Grade 6 students at Robert Moore School, worked on building a birdhouse on Friday under the direction of Fort Frances resident Henry Miller.

In a statement to the Fort Frances Times earlier today, local MPP Greg Rickford indicated all parties involved in the potential sale and re-start of the Resolute mill here have to have access to all levels of government and provincial ministries.

Rickford indicated the proposed non-disclosure agreement between Resolute and Repap Resources Group, the company looking to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill, was “a non-starter.”

The Muskie Nordic ski team put on a show at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday in Dryden.

The black-and-gold now will have four of its members representing Northwestern Ontario at the OFSAA championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Duntroon.

Emma Toriseva (17:55) and Kayli Machura (18:33) finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division to book their ticket to the all-Ontarios.