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— Photo Jamie Mountain

Students at St. Michael's School had some fun this morning participating in a relay race, meant to simulate retrieving water from a well, as part of their “Change Challenge” initiative. Students are helping to raise funds for the Tom Newell Home For Children orphanage in Whowgbhay, Liberia by sacrificing their loose change this Lent. The hope is to raise enough money to build a well in Whowgbhay so that the children there will no longer need to drink unsanitary water.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Muskie girls' hockey team captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes, along with her parents Darwin Hayes and Lisa George, posed for pictures during the squad's annual “Senior Night” prior to their 14-0 rout of the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of the NorWOSSA semi-final at the Ice For Kids Arena Tuesday night. Hayes notched a hat trick and added a helper in a winning cause.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Couchiching First Nation elder Irene Morrisseau offered a traditional welcome before a screening of the documentary, “Colonization Road,” yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The event, presented by the Rainy River District Right Relations Circle, drew a full house to the Shaw Community Hub there. The screening was followed by an enlightening discussion of the film and the topics of decolonization and reconciliation with comedian and media maker Ryan McMahon via Skype. The session was moderated by local lawyer Doug Judson.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Members of the Paddlers Without Borders' women's team from Oak Ridge, Tenn. dug in hard during their first preliminary race Saturday at the inaugural FMG Ice Dragons Challenge hosted by the local International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous. The squad went on to claim the gold medal in the women's division later that day over the Good Samaritans team from International Falls.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Members of Motus O Dance Theatre were perfectly in sync during a performance of “Prisoner of Tehran" last Tuesday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The latest instalment in the "Tour de Fort" entertainment series, the troupe fully engaged the audience with the story of Iranian teenager Marina Nemat, who was imprisoned and tortured for more than two years following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The troupe also performed "Prisoner of Tehran” for Fort High students that afternoon.

The Muskie girls' hockey team cruised to a 14-0 romp over the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Siobhan Mackintosh lit the lamp four times and added two assists while captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes netted a hat trick along with a helper to pace the Muskie onslaught.

Jenna Clendenning notched a pair of goals and set up another while Hanna Ledrew also chipped in with two markers.

The Fort Frances Men's Basketball League hosted its first-ever quarter-final games on Tuesday night at the Fort High gym.

They were needed as the league grew from a five to a six-team league this season.

When the dust settled, the top seeds for the night ended up victorious, though one team definitely felt better about their victory.

The first matchup had the fourth-place BDO Ballerz taking on the fifth-ranked senior Muskies.