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Work has begun to demolish the building located at 335 Scott St. in order to re-purpose the site into a parking lot for The Sleepy Owl motel located directly to the west. A motion to enter into a site plan control agreement with Good Day Wholesalers (Crozier) Ltd., which owns both properties, was passed at Monday night's council meeting.

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Jordon Bazylewski looked to drive towards the hoop during the fourth quarter of the Muskie junior boys' basketball team's 46-42 loss to the Dryden Eagles here Tuesday afternoon. All four Muskie court teams resumed NorWOSSA action this afternoon when they hosted the Kenora Broncos at the “Fish Tank,” with the outcomes not known as of press time.

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Camie Gray of Iron Range Bus Lines (top left) accepted a case of Kraft Dinner from Jesse Csuzdi as he left Safeway on Saturday morning. Iron Range's buses proved very useful for hauling away the large amount of non-perishable food items donated during this year's “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign.

Meanwhile, Riley Keast of the Northwest Catholic District School Board (top right) joined fellow volunteers OPP Insp. Nathan Schmidt, Charles Fisher of Canada Border Services Agency, and Colin Drombolis, also with the NCDSB, outside The Place on Saturday morning.

At right, Kenzie Bliss, who also is a Brownie with the local Girl Guides, offered up a shopping bag and list of items to customers going into Walmart here Saturday morning.

And at left, Cst. Justin Booth, Treaty #3 board member Christine Jourdain, and Emo and District Lions Club members Dave Ogilvie and Kent Ogden manned the cruiser at Cloverleaf Grocery on Saturday, where they collected food item donations for the food bank there.

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Rachel Anderson, left, and her friend, Jordan, sang during Thursday evening's candlelight vigil ceremony at the Knox United Church.

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Rami Canoon, his wife, Fivyan Shamoon, and their two daughters, Fbaana, seven, and Oryana, three, bid farewell to Kathy Mueller at the Thunder Bay Airport on Dec. 1. The Iraqi family has moved to London, Ont. to be closer to extended family members.

The Town of Fort Frances is pleased to have been informed that Repap Resources Group has notified Resolute Forest Products that it wishes to negotiate the purchase of the shuttered Fort Frances paper mill assets, with the intention of quickly moving to restart the facility in 2019.

“We look forward to assisting Repap Resources Group in their bid to purchase the Fort Frances paper mill,” Mayor June Caul said.

Issy Taylor netted a hat trick to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to a 10-0 rout of the host Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action last night.

Tatum Glowasky and Reece McQuaker each scored twice as the black-and-gold improved to 2-2-0-1 in league play.

Kathryn Fischer, Abby Kenny, and Jill Calder added singles.

Fort High next will head back to Kenora tomorrow for the annual K-Town Classic tournament.