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Young Muskies shine

They were pretty good against older competitors.

Against their own age group, the newer members of the Muskie track-and-field squad were fantastic.

The black-and-gold racked up 27 medals at the Junior High Bronco Booster Invite for Grades 7-9 at Falls High School on Friday.

Muskie 'birder' off to OFSAA

The past two years, Aaron Bujold knocked on the door of NWOSSAA badminton supremacy but wasn't allowed to come in.

This time, he blew the door to smithereens.

The Grade 11 ace upgraded from his two silver medals in senior boys' singles play at the last two NWOSSAA championships to come away with the gold yesterday in Wawa.

J.W. Walker students saluted

J.W. Walker students were recognized for their success with second languages at the Rainy River District School Board's regular monthly meeting last Tuesday.

French teacher Rhian MacIver and Ojibwe teacher Shirley Andy led student volunteers in a demonstration of the second-language programs for trustees.

Open-air burning banned in town

Fort Frances Fire Chief Tyler Moffitt has prohibited the burning of all brush and wood piles, fields, leaves, and grass within town limits from April 1-Oct. 31.

Under municipal Bylaw 27/12 (the open air burning bylaw), residents require a fire permit for any open-air burning associated with burning wood, brush, leaves, and grass.

Six teams bite dust

A full dance floor turned half-empty in a matter of a few hours.

The 12-team playoff field in the Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League was whittled down to six last night as a half-dozen teams reached the end of their post-season road in the double elimination format.