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NLSS skaters fare well

The Northern Lights School of Skating had some of its skaters participate at the Kenora Futures STAR 1-4 event over the weekend, with great results.

Rachel Ste Croix earned gold in STAR 2 Free Skate while also nabbing bronze in STAR 2 Elements.

Lyla Moen nabbed silver in STAR 2 Free Skate, bronze in STAR 2 Elements, and silver in Pre-Introductory Interpretive.

Poetry reading

Local poet Judith Johanson, left, signed a copy of her newly-released first collection, “Intersections,” for Rooksana Randeree yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library. Johanson performed readings from the book for about 20 audience members.

Jackson rink nabs provincial berth

The Lorne Jackson rink had a weekend to remember at the Region 1 Curling Club Championship held at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

The local squad, which also includes Derek Jackson (third), Mark Pedersen (second), and Ed Vold (lead), compiled a 3-0 record en route to snaring a berth at the provincials slated for April 4-7 in Thunder Bay.

BP hoping to spread the love

Boston Pizza once again is offering heart-shaped pizzas tomorrow (Feb. 14) as a Valentine's Day fundraiser.

The local restaurant will have the special pizzas available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery beginning at 11 a.m. on Valentine's Day.

They are available in small and medium sizes on Boston Pizza's hand-pressed dough.

Skater impresses at meet

Local figure skater Samantha Halliday put in some impressive performances at the Snow Chill 2019 Super Series competition held Feb. 1-3 in St. Thomas, Ont.

The 14-year-old, who is a member of the Border Skating Club, placed 10th in the Juvenile U14 division Free Skate while also earning silver in the Gold Interpretive program with a score of 44.91.

Local squad snags bronze

Piper Miller scored twice to pace the Fort Frances Attack Scorpions to a narrow 2-1 win over the Dryden She-Devils on Sunday morning at the Ice For Kids Arena in the bronze-medal game of the PeeWee division at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam tournaments.