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Ski club holds family day

A great time was had by skiers old and new on Boxing Day during a family day hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at the Rocky Inlet trails.

Dr. Cam Moorhouse helped new skiers get on the trails with help on ski sizing and waxing, and then even offered a few welcome pointers on the trails.

Canadians top Voyageurs

The Fort Frances Canadians topped the Atikokan Voyageurs 8-6 in a shootout on Sunday in Midget ‘AA’ action at the Ice for Kids Arena here.

Jeff Gustafson and Nathan Calder scored for the hosts in the shootout while Atikokan was unable to get a shot by Canadians’ goalie James Wallin.

The Canadians opened the scoring in the first period with a goal by Jordan Sinclair.

R.I.D.E. netting charges

Rainy River District OPP officers are continuing the Festive R.I.D.E. program, which is in effect from Nov. 28 until Jan. 2.

To date, officers have checked more than 3,500 vehicles in checkstop locations across the district, as well as 20 snowmachines.

Almost 100 hours have been dedicated to R.I.D.E. programs.

Legion elects new executive

As winter sets in and the cold wind blows, events at our local Legion are heating up.

The poppy campaign is over for another year. Thanks to the generosity of Fort Frances residents, this year’s campaign raised more than $13,000.

A percentage of this money will be spent next year on a Legion-approved donation within this community.

Airborne mineral survey underway

The Township of Atikokan is pleased to announce the commencement of the Marmion Batholith Magnetic Survey.

This 11,600-km survey will provide detailed magnetic data for an area from the Town of Atikokan east to Crooked Pine Lake, and from the Lumby Lake greenstone belt to Quetico Park in the south.

Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. will complete the survey in early 2009.