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Trip of the month (march)

Student doctor Ashley McMath of Lidkea Optometry and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club “Trip of the Month” draw for March this morning at International Travel Services. The winner of the March draw was Ellen Anderson, who won a trip to Cancún, valued at $3,600. Next month's draw will be for a trip to Cayo Coco, Cuba ($4,000).

Choraliers prepping for Easter and beyond

There are exciting things in store for a local group, but first there's business to take care of.

Diane Maxey is preparing for her annual Easter Cantata, and the window of opportunity for those who are interested in taking part is narrow this year.

“Here's my situation: I have, already, 51 people, usually I have 35 for Easter, so a lot of my choir is back,” Maxey explained.

JW Walker read canadian

Students at J.W. Walker school took time yesterday afternoon to take part in the “I Read Canadian" Day at the local school. The inaugural event is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people and is dedicated to "reading Canadian." Students at Robert Moore school also took part in "I Read Canadian” activities.

Construction on child care centre progressing well

Work is progressing well on the new indigenous-led child care centre in Fort Frances, according to United Native Friendship Centre executive director Sheila McMahon.

Work began on the $3.2-million building in August of last year, which is located on McIrvine Road across from the sports field, and McMahon noted that everything is progressing smoothly.

Trapper workshop

Rainy River District Trapper Council president Brian Love worked on his otter skin during the trapper workshop put on by the council at the Métis Hall on Saturday. Visitors to the workshop were able to learn more about trapping as a trade, watch experienced trappers at work, or even try their own hand at skinning. See more photos and a story A3.