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— Photo Duane Hicks

Sarah Faragher, centre, helped her daughter, Carmen, and son, Theo, stick pins in a pattern in preparation to make string art yesterday afternoon during Community Living Fort Frances and District's open art studio in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Community Living is expected to hold one more free art studio this year (felt and fabric garlands) on Nov. 12 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the library.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Returning officer Lisa Slomke, rear, along with election staff Debbie Scofield and Colleen Barnard, got the Voter Help Centre located in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre up and running this morning. Online and telephone voting for the municipal and public school board elections began today and will close at 8 p.m. next Monday (Oct. 22). Any eligible voters who have not received their voter information letters, or who have any problems voting, are urged to drop by the help centre, which will be open during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today through Friday, and again on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Town employee Larry Bragg shovelled last night's nine cm (three-and-a-half inch) snowfall from the entrance to the Fort Frances Museum. Employees at businesses along Scott Street also were out shovelling their storefronts this morning. The first snowfall of the season has come earlier than usual and hopefully is not here to stay.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Fifyan Canoon, who recently immigrated to Canada from Iraq, showed Grade 5 students at St. Francis School what Arabic writing looks like and how it is read during a presentation for Citizenship Week (Oct. 8-14). Two other town residents who immigrated to Canada also spoke about their experience and answered questions. Afterwards, the class participated in a Canadian citizenship re-affirmation ceremony.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Local MPP Greg Rickford held a cake-cutting ceremony yesterday at his new constituency office located at 276 Scott St. to celebrate its grand opening. The office hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On a frigid Autumn afternoon, the Muskie football team was left frozen in their annual Homecoming game.

The St. John's Tigers came to town and rode away with a valuable two points in the standings after a 21-13 victory in WHSFL action at Fort High.

The loss also snapped a four-game winning streak for the black-and-gold.

The Fort Frances Lakers will be glad to get out of Red Lake and back home.

A miserable weekend saw the squad lose both games of a back-to-back set to the host Miners.

Red Lake roared to an 8-2 rout Friday, then followed that up with a narrow 4-3 victory the following night.

Bryce Young tallied twice, and assisted on the game-winner, as the second-place Miners (5-1-0-0) held on for the victory Saturday.