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Skaters shine at meets

Border Skating Club skaters took to the ice for the first competition of their season on Nov. 24-25 when they travelled to Thunder Bay to participate in Skate Ontario's Super Series—Skate Thunder Bay competition.

This was a qualifying event for the Ontario provincial championships that will be held March 7-10 in Mississauga.

The results for the weekend were as follows:

'Track My Plow' now available on website

Transportation minister Jeff Yurek visited a maintenance facility on Friday to announce the province is making the winter commute easier by allowing drivers to track their plow and plan their route all at one stop: the Ontario 511 website.

“Keeping Ontario's highways as safe as possible during winter weather conditions is a top priority for our government,” said Yurek.

Licensing system revamped

The province has launched a better way for hunters and anglers across the province to get their Outdoors Cards, as well as hunting and fishing licensing products.

“Our government is making life easier and allowing you to get outdoors quicker,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister John Yakabuski.

Strachan named all-star coach

The SIJHL announced Thursday the coaches and officials for its all-star game and skills competition, which is slated for this Wednesday (Nov. 28) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Wayne Strachan of the Fort Frances Lakers was named as head coach for the Team Canada.

Strachan, a five-time recipient of the SIJHL's coach-of-the-year award, also is the winningest coach in league history.