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Rafferty withdraws candidacy

Former Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty will not be running in the June 7 provincial election.

Rafferty withdrew his candidacy Friday as the provincial NDP candidate in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding.

The 64-year-old cited treatment for a recently-diagnosed serious medical condition as his reason for doing so.

Two teams top night

Take A Hit and the Volley Llamas both garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

How I Set Your Mother and Gillons' were right behind with five each.

Scared Hitless and Duck and Dive both nabbed four points while Safe Sets and Let's Talk About Sets each snared three.

New Crown on way

Rainy River District will have a Crown attorney again.

The Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed to the Times this morning that Jason Clouston will assume the role at the Fort Frances Courthouse starting March 1.

Clouston currently is a Crown attorney in Manitoba.

Snow at mailboxes not the town's fault

While some residents have complained about snow being plowed and piled up in front of community mailboxes here, and impeding easy access, don't blame the town—it's not their responsibility.

Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob clarified this morning that the Town of Fort Frances has an agreement with Canada Post regarding the mailboxes and snow removal is not part of it.

Lakers' make-up date set

The SIJHL yesterday announced a make-up date for the game between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners that was postponed back on Dec. 19.

This contest now will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

The cause for the original postponement was a breakdown of the Miners' bus that prevented them from travelling here in time for the game.

Four teams tops on night

How I Set Your Mother, Scared Hitless, the Volley Llamas, and Let's Talk About Sets all garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

Gillons' was right behind, nabbing five points.

Take A Hit and Kiss My Pass both grabbed three on the night while Duck and Dive managed to notch one point.

'Mother' tops

How I Set Your Mother garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

The Volley Llamas, Take A Hit, No Diggity, and Kiss My Pass all took five points.

Gillons' nabbed four points while Scared Hitless took three.

Bump It Up managed to snare two points, with Duck and Dive grabbing one.

Court teams in weekend action

All four Muskie court sports teams will be in action this weekend.

The junior and senior girls' volleyball teams headed to Kenora for an exhibition tournament that begins today and wraps up tomorrow.

The junior and senior boys' basketball teams, meanwhile, will participate in the annual Falcon Invitational tournament in Thunder Bay that runs today and tomorrow.