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Gas cheap here

It’s no joke—Fort Frances has the lowest gas prices in Ontario.

A survey of gas pricing website GasBuddy.com shows the average price across the province is 95.7 cents per litre.

But here in town, gas is selling for 78.9 cents per litre.

A look around the region shows a broad range of prices.

Four ousted in spike playoffs

A solid season went up in smoke in two short weeks for one of the top contenders for the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League championship.

That’s What She Set, which finished fourth during the regular season with 87 points, was upset by 11th-ranked Rockstars in the first round of the ‘B’-side playoffs last night at Fort High.

Robertson named MVP

Dylan Robertson is the best of the best.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ captain rode his SIJHL scoring title to the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Most Valuable Player, the league announced yesterday.

Dryden GM Ice Dogs’ defenceman Kyle Pouncy and Thunder Bay North Stars’ goalie Riley Corbin were the other candidates.

Miners to face Lakers

Nothing like a good night’s rest in Fort Frances to get a team ready to set franchise history.

The English River Miners camped out overnight on Tuesday at a local hotel, then headed south yesterday to complete a riveting postseason comeback by beating the Minnesota Iron Rangers 3-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their SIJHL first-round series in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.

Taste test

Megan Moriarty, left, of Northwoods Gallery and Gifts offered up some popcorn chicken for Jessica Shoemaker to sample with any of the sauces they carry during its 2016 Bridal Show there last night. About 40 brides-to-be and their guests showed up to meet with local businesses that provide wedding services to help them plan their big day.

Fatal fire on Pikangikum FN

A house fire late Tuesday night on Pikangikum First Nation is believed to have left nine people dead.

Officers from the Pikangikum Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Pikangikum Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on Dunsford Road at 11:44 p.m.

Six Lakers named all-stars

The SIJHL galaxy’s brightest lights were recognized yesterday, with several Fort Frances Lakers selected among the league’s elite.

Fort Frances placed four members of its squad on the CCM Hockey 1st All-Star Team, with two more making it onto the 2nd All-Star Team.

Leading the way for the Lakers on the 1st Team is forward Dylan Robertson.