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The Fort Frances Public Library's Sam Manty, front right, led a group of moms and babies through fun songs and actions during the Library's weekly “Baby Time” this morning. Baby Time runs each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and features a number of stories, rhymes and songs to help keep babies smiling and active. -Ken Kellar photo

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CMHA Fort Frances geriatric mental health worker Sarah-lynn Klassen and Seniors Companion Project co-ordinator Andrea Avis led the first group of prospective volunteers through an information session for the project on Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. The project will be running several additional volunteer information sessions in the next few months, aimed at amassing a list of people who are interested in participating in the project when it reaches its operational stage. There are three distinct programs that the project will encompass: Friendly Visiting, Stepping Out, and Friendly Phone Call. Volunteers can also email seniorsproject@fortfrances.ca for more information if they cannot attend an information session. The next volunteer information session runs Thursday, Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Columbus Place. -Ken Kellar photo

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Jodi Caul, past president of the Emo Lions Club, has been busy providing Spot Vision Screening tests to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students across the district. The Lions Club International website states, “Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness.” -Submitted photo

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Sean Huziak fought through some great defence from the Kenora Broncos in attempt to score while underneath the basket during the fourth quarter of the Muskie senior boys' basketball team's 58-40 win last Thursday afternoon in NorWOSSA action at Fort High.

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Kathryn Fischer skated around the stick check of Kenora Broncos' defender Anna Johnson and worked her way out of the corner in the offensive zone during the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 win in NorWOSSA action last Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena. The Muskies improved to 5-1 in league play with the win.

Kenora-Rainy River MPP, Greg Rickford issued a statement yesterday regarding the teachers strike.

“While parents in Kenora-Rainy River are frustrated by teacher union escalation every few years, it is unacceptable that union leaders would ramp up strike action and make families across the province scramble for childcare,” Rickford said.

Treaty Three Police Service is asking for assistance in locating a male from the First Nation Territory of Couchiching in the Rainy River District.

30 year old Chauncey Lyle GROVER was last seen in Couchiching First Nation on Jan. 18, 2020 at approximately 9:00 a.m. He was last seen wearing a multicoloured toque, a long black jacket, blue jeans and black hi-top running shoes.