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Foundation tree

This 10-foot Christmas tree has taken its place in the lobby of La Verendrye General Hospital for the holidays. Members of the public can help decorate the tree by taking part in Riverside Foundation for Health Care's “Trim the Tree" campaign.

Peanuts gang

The Peanuts gang took a quick laugh break during a rehearsal for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at La Place Rendez-Vous last Thursday. The two casts ran through the show once each to get a feel for the props, sets and lighting before their big debuts on Friday night, which played to packed audiences.

Snoopy snow

Snoopy (Lucy Ling) did her character's part in creating a winter wonderland during “A Charlie Brown Christmas” held at La Place Rendez-Vous on Friday evening. Two casts under the direction of Trevor Barker put on a stage version of the holiday classic to packed audiences. See more photos A5.

Sally's list

Charlie Brown (Cohen Ossachuk) took down his sister, Sally's (Paisley Riches), wish list for Christmas while at the same time struggled to understand what Christmas is all about.

Senior Centre helps raise awareness around scams

Several local organizations joined forces this week to help to educate seniors and hopefully prevent them from falling victim to a scam.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre held an information session about common scams and cons on Monday afternoon, with speakers from the OPP, Rainy River District Victim Services Program (RRDVSP) and several area financial institutions.

Tree lighting delegates

Fort Frances councillor John McTaggart, left, Fort Frances BIA president Doug Cuthbertson, Coun. Doug Judson, “Citizen of the Year” Joy Lockman, deputy mayor Andrew Hallikas, and Couns. Rick Wiedenhoeft and Mike Behan posed together for a photo following the official lighting ceremony for the Christmas tree in front of the post office building.

Burst the bus

93.1 The Border station manager Darell Plummer, left, Salvation Army corps officer Arthur Heathcote, Redrum Motorcycle Club Treaty #3 chapter president James Eastman, Sue Pelepetz, Paul Nicholson and Camie Grey, front, showed off some of the toys collected during the radio station's annual “Burst the Bus” drive in benefit of the Salvation Army on Saturday.

Lucy's booth

Lucy Van Pelt (Alexis Latter) doled out some psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown (Cohen Ossachuk) as he struggled to make sense of Christmas, its overcommercialization and what it means to him.

Scam presentation

OPP Const. Karl Wilson, left, and Sgt. Mark Chwastyk described some of the red flags to be aware of when speaking on the phone with strangers during the scams and cons information session held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Monday afternoon.