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Curling sendoff

Barb Roy (third), Kim Beaudry (skip), Kris Sinclair (lead), and Wendy Brunetta (second) posed with Seth Ettestad, who was impersonating the man from Curling Canada's “So you think you are a Canadian” commercial, during the rink's send-off party held last night upstairs at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The rink will be heading to Chilliwack, B.C.

Canadian co

Erika Klyszejko, Canadian co-chair of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board's Water Levels Committee, took a question from an audience member at last Tuesday night's public meeting.

Bedard album

Local musician Ravyn Bedard is set to release her 14-track rock album, “Strange Voodoo,” this Friday. The 27-year-old Fort Frances resident hopes to perform her original music live around the district this summer.

VR activity

Aurora McRitchie got into the groove playing “Beat Saber” using the new Virtual Reality (VR) station at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Friday. The library reserves the VR station for hour-long sessions, and also provides several portable VR headsets for check-out by eligible library members.

'Pokemon Party'

Vai Lockman, above, tried to “pin the tail on the Charmander" as David Morrison cheered him on at the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday during its "Pokemon Party.” The kids received Pokemon-themed bookmarks for participating in the activity.

Stuck snowmobile

After riding for five miles Tom Batiuk faced very soft snow drifts and slush. As he approached Greyhound Island, he encountered deep slush and his wife's snowmobile got stuck completely. At this point, Batiuk decided to leave the snowmobile overnight and retrieve it the following day.

Lakers' MVP

Goalie Jacob Gnidziejko was presented with the most valuable player award by head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan on Saturday afternoon. He also took home the team's leadership award.

Body lunge

Cordell Boyko of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs lunged to check Jaedin Ness of the Fort Frances Lakers off the puck during the third period of the hosts' 6-5 shootout win here Friday night. Ness forced overtime in that one after notching the equalizer in the third period.