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Brett Hahkala blasted a shot over Dryden GM Ice Dogs' defenceman Ryan Brandt and a diving Jordan Wilde to notch the Fort Frances Lakers' first goal of the game on a man advantage during the first period of his squad's 6-5 shootout win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

'Pokemon Party'

Vai Lockman, left, and David Morrison enjoyed a game of Pokemon Monopoly at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday afternoon during its “Pokemon Party." Children also enjoyed decorating cupcakes, participating in pin the tail on the Charmander, and other Pokemon-themed games.

Trapping lesson

Brian Love of the Rainy River District Trappers' Council taught St. Michael's School students about trapping equipment, animal furs, and pelts during “Voyageur Day” there on Thursday. The trapping workshop was one of many stations students cycled through over the course of the day, which also included Métis jigging, syrup-making, indoor curling, and a scavenger hunt.

Delivering petition

Christine Hampton, organizer of the mill petition that garnered more than 2,500 signatures, handed it over to Troy Kadikoff, constituency assistance for local MPP Greg Rickford, shortly after noon yesterday at his constituency office on Scott Street.

Book signing

Laurel Johnson signed books at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on Feb. 22 following the release of her book, “All Things Mortal.” Around 30 people attended the book-signing to get their copy signed and support the launch.

Recognition of Excellence

The Rainy River District School Board presented Donald Young School with its Recognition of Excellence award at last Tuesday night's board meeting. The school was recognized for their back-to-school pow-wow held in September. Students Makinnley McCormick, left, Taneecha Leonard, Mya Taylor, and Alia McQuaker did a fantastic job presenting to trustees.

Winter carnival fun

For more than 40 years, the staff and students at Sturgeon Creek School have held their annual winter carnival on the last day before March Break. Starting with a pancake breakfast for the families, the older students always have organized and supervised various events for the younger ones. This year, everyone enjoyed a great day inside and outside in the winter weather.

Snow dump

Public Works has been using the former Shevlin wood yard to dump snow this year. With the mercury rising, the snow piles are melting but the town has taken steps to make sure adjacent properties aren't at risk of flooding.