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Gaming addiction presentation slated

A presentation on video game addiction, designed to educate parents on its potential harm, has been planned by the mental health leader for the local public school board.

Tracey Idle is scheduled to make the presentation on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Conference room 'A' at the Rainy River District School Board office on Second Street East.

New walking trail being eyed

A north-end resident is asking the town for permission to add a new, longer walking trail among the Eighth Street trails.

In a letter received by council at its regular meeting Monday night, Christine Kent said she lives near the trails and walks them nearly every day in the fall and winter.

Misfits nab title at Chiefs' tourney

The Emo Misfits scored with two minutes left in overtime to pull out a thrilling 4-3 win over the Fort Frances Chiefs in the final of the Chiefs' fourth-annual tournament that was held March 1-3 at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

The Misfits opened the scoring with 51 seconds to go in the second period before striking again in the third to go ahead by two.

Trip draw

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George and Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winning ticket in the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for March on Friday at International Travel Services here. Karen and Gary Sliworsky of Emo will be heading to the Dominican Republic —a trip valued at $3,600. Next month's trip is to Miami, Fla. ($4,000).

Council's mill resolution being forwarded on

Mayor and council unanimously passed an amended version of a resolution at its regular meeting Monday night and now has issued it to Resolute Forest Products, Premier Doug Ford, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, provincial Opposition leaders and critics of natural resources, and all Rainy River District municipal and First Nations councils and representative bodies.

Local rink nabs berth

There will be one more local rink competing at the U18 curling provincials here next month.

The Ashley Payne rink of Fort Frances went 3-1 at the last-chance West Qualifier in Kakabeka Falls on Friday and Saturday to earn a berth to the provincials that will be hosted by the Fort Frances Curling Club on March 6-10.

NLSS skaters fare well

The Northern Lights School of Skating had some of its skaters participate at the Kenora Futures STAR 1-4 event over the weekend, with great results.

Rachel Ste Croix earned gold in STAR 2 Free Skate while also nabbing bronze in STAR 2 Elements.

Lyla Moen nabbed silver in STAR 2 Free Skate, bronze in STAR 2 Elements, and silver in Pre-Introductory Interpretive.