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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.

Trip of the month (Dec.)

Allie Brechtefeld of Kenton Creations and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket in the last Fort Frances Kiwanis Club “Trip of the Month” draw of 2019 yesterday at International Travel Services. The winner of the December draw was Bill Johnson, who won a trip to Maui, Hawaii, valued at $4,500.

Tree lighting crowd

With only a few minutes to go before the official lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the Fort Frances post office building, a crowd started to assemble to witness the festivities on Saturday evening. Deputy mayor Andrew Hallikas addressed the crowd and “Citizen of the Year” Joy Lockman led the countdown to the flipping of the switch.

Career day

Students who dressed up for “Career Day” at St. Michael's School on Friday assembled in the school gym for a photo. The dress-up day allowed students to come to school in the uniform or dress of the profession they wanted to pursue when they grew up—from the medical field to the world of sports, with even a few future superheroes and royalty included.

Tour de fort

The Slocan Ramblers (Adrian Gross, left, Frank Evans, Alastair Whitehead and Darryl Poulsen) brought their blistering brand of bluegrass to the Townshend Theatre on Friday night during the last Tour de Fort performance of the calendar year. The Juno-nominated band thrilled the audience with toe-tapping original songs and bluegrass standards played with impressive technique and style.