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Tourism in focus

Creating a path forward for tourism development and marketing in Fort Frances has been the focus of the town's Municipal Accommodation Tax Committee as of late.

Rynic Consulting was recently hired by the town to assist in the development of these plans and spent a few days last week working with the committee.

Single-use plastics bylaw approved

A bylaw regulating certain single-use plastic products in Fort Frances was passed unanimously by council at last night's meeting.

The bylaw will prohibit the distribution of single use plastic bags at checkout, prohibit single-use foam food containers for prepared foods such as styrofoam cups or takeout containers, and plastic drinking straws are to be available by request only.

Muskies split with Eagles

The Muskie court sports teams faced some mixed results against the host Dryden Eagles on Thursday afternoon and came away with a split in their NorWOSSA league games.

The senior boys' basketball team improved to a league-best 4-0 with a decisive 61-35 win over the Eagles.

Council to vote on single use plastics ban

At tonight's meeting council will vote on a single use plastics by-law that was brought forward by Coun. Douglas Judson in November of last year.

Owner of Scott Street business, Ink Spotz Apparel, Scott Kreinke-Turvey will give a presentation regarding single use plastics prior to council's vote on the bylaw, which has been amended and recommended for approval by the town's staff.

Lakers' game postponed

The SIJHL has announced that tonight’s game (Friday, Jan. 10) between the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Fort Frances Lakers at the Ice For Kids Arena has been postponed.

The cause of the postponement is due to a closure on the Trans Canada Highway, following a significant accident.

Lakers split with Norskies again

The Fort Frances Lakers weren't quite able to build off the success of opening 2020 with a win last week.

After edging the Thief River Falls Norskies 4-3 on Thursday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, it was a different story here on Saturday night as the Norskies prevailed by a 6-3 count at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Muskie girls go 1-3

The Muskie girls' hockey team played well but ultimately came away with just a 1-3 record at the annual Loop Weekend Tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Fort High opened tourney play on Friday with its lone win in a 4-1 decision over the Midget 'A' Queens.

Captain Jill Calder scored twice to pace the offence while Martina Woods and Ashlyn Beck also both lit the lamp.