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Team spirit

Taggs Source for Sports earned second place in the OFSAA planning committee's “Paint the Town Black & Gold” contest with this detailed tribute to the Muskie boys' hockey team, including photos of all the team members. Many entrants also wished the Muskie girls good luck in their quest for OFSAA gold.

Refugee turned away

While reports of asylum-seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border in Manitoba continue to make headlines, it seems this area is not nearly as busy.

Canada Border Services Agency's Northern Ontario Region office told the Times yesterday that one refugee claim made at the Fort Frances port of entry in February.

Tough test for skaters

Montana Plasky and Greta Fedoruk got airborne in Port Colborne against some of the best skaters in their age group in the province.

The two Border Skating Club members took part in the 2017 Skate Ontario Championships there last week, with varying degrees of success.

Carlson captures All-American nod

Molly Carlson is just getting started, which should make plenty of other NCAA divers pretty nervous for the next three years.

The Fort Frances native concluded her freshman season with the Florida State Seminoles in emphatic fashion last week at the NCAA Division 1 women's swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis.

Muskie fever

The Fort Frances Times also has jumped on the Muskie bandwagon with its window display as part of the OFSAA planning committee's “Paint the Town Black & Gold” contest.

Moffat fund deadline one week away

The deadline is fast-approaching to apply for a portion of the $55,000 the Town of Fort Frances will be receiving from the Moffat Family Fund this year.

Clubs, groups, and organizations which help children, families, and the “less advantaged” have until 4 p.m. next Thursday (March 23) to fill out their applications and return them to the Civic Centre.

Big truck parking amended

Town council will be amending the traffic control bylaw to permit heavy trucks to park along the 500-1200 blocks of Scott Street for up to one hour at a time.

Back in January, council agreed heavy trucks no longer should be allowed to park along that stretch of Scott Street after receiving complaints from residents.

Lot sales bringing in money

The town made nearly $600,000 in land sales last year.

Council approved the allocation of $584,791.50 in 2016 land revenues to several different reserve funds at its regular meeting here Monday night.

Huffman Court subdivision lot sales realized $395,000 while Front Street property sold to Syncor for the future Edgewood Townhomes brought in $180,000 for the town.

College hands out awards

The Rainy River District campus of Confederation College held an awards ceremony last Tuesday.

It recognized students with scholarships, bursaries, and other awards for academics and community involvement.

The ceremony included students from across 10 different programs offered at the college.