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Oecta strike

Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) rallied in the Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances this morning as they engage in a one-day strike. The members were walking the length of the 200 block of Scott St., including in front of Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford's office, to protest the government's changes to education and class sizes.

Budding artists

Paint Nite participants Nancy Hanna, left, and Judy Spicer showed off the scenic masterpieces they created at the Fort Frances Legion Br. 29 on Friday during Paint Nite. The event was well attended and raised $930 for the not-for-profit Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Budding artists

Paint Nite participants, Nancy Hanna, left, and Judy Spicer showed off the scenic masterpieces they created at the Fort Frances Legion Br. 29 on Friday during Paint Nite. The event was well attended and raised $930 for the not-for-profit Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Finding puck

Abbie Kenny looked to corral a puck in front of the International Falls Broncos' goal during the third period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-0 rout in the finale of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series last night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Kenny scored twice to help pace the Muskies to the sweep of their border rivals.

Beadwork

Allison Cox, left, held up the early work from her beaded mitten project at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre's workshop on Thursday. A similar event is being held again this Thursday (Jan. 23) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the historical centre.

-Submitted photo

Skating it in

Aelise Lucas-Engberg skated the puck over the offensive blueline and looked to get the Emo Express Green's offence going during the second period of Emo's 4-0 loss to the International Falls Squirts in the 'B' final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Atom 'A' tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Jump shot

Brennan Jourdain got up in a hurry as he fired a jumpshot over the arms of his Kenora Broncos' defenders during the second half of the Muskie junior boys' basketball team's 46-38 win in NorWOSSA 'AA' action on Thursday afternoon at Fort High. Jourdain scored a team-high nine points to help the Muskies improve to 4-1 in league play.

Looking to score

Abbie Kenny looked to corral a rolling puck at the right side of the net and get a scoring chance on Kenora Broncos' goalie Carlee Holmstrom during the first period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 romp in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena. Kenny potted a goal later in the game to help the black-and-gold improve to 5-1 in league play.

Tripped up

Muskie Peyton Avis caused his Kenora Broncos' opponent to stumble as he tried to skate the puck up the ice from behind his own net during the first period of Fort High's 16-1 romp on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was also the Muskies' annual “Parents' Night” game.

RL Tribal area business

Couchiching First Nation Chief Brian Perrault, standing, spoke following Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford's announcement of more than $152,000 in funding to the Rainy Lake Tribal Area Business and Financial Services Corporation to help and strengthen the organization's support to Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs.