Town crews were out in full force yesterday, along with many local residents, to plow the sidewalks, streets, and driveways of several centimetres of snow that fell on Borderland. But don’t put away those shovels yet—there’s a good chance of 2.5-five cm (one-two inches) of the white stuff tomorrow.
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Tickets are still available for “Forget Me Not,” the annual charitable dinner hosted by the local Alzheimer Society.
Set for this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous, Alzheimer Society executive director Rossana Tomashowski noted ticket sales haven’t been going as well as organizers had hoped.
“We have six tables and we usually we have 12-15,” she noted.
For more than 59 minutes, the Fort Frances Lakers were outplaying significantly one of the best teams the NOJHL has to offer.
In less than 20 seconds, it didn’t matter much.
Gasoline prices dropped here Tuesday, with a litre of gas now selling for 85.9 cent—down from 96.9 cents. Gas costs an average of 84 cents/litre in Kenora and 89 cents in Dryden, but can be bought for as at little at 72 cents in Thunder Bay.
They didn’t win the ultimate game but they did win their last one.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team earned a third-place finish at the sixth-annual Boston Pizza Piper Classic Tournament of Champions in Winnipeg with a 4-3 win over the College Jeanne-Sauvé Olympiens in the bronze-medal game yesterday.
Close but no cigar.
The Minnesota Iron Rangers nearly pulled off their first win at the Ice For Kids Arena this season Saturday night.
Instead, it was heartbreak for the visitors, who fell 3-2 in a shootout to the host Fort Frances Lakers as Nolan Ross scored the only goal of the breakaway battle.
The SIJHL family appears to have added another member.
The league announced Friday it has awarded a conditional expansion franchise to Thief River Falls, Mn. that, once confirmed, will join the SIJHL starting next season.
Raymond Roy will hope to become more masterful by later today.
The Fort Frances skip and his team of third Don DeBenedet, second Brent Taylor (Atikokan), and lead Ian McLennan fell 5-4 to Gord Williams (Thunder Bay) in their first game of the 2016 Masters men’s provincial curling championship in Geraldton.
A male and female fox recently were spotted one sunny afternoon in the backyard of a Colonization Road West home.
Scared Hitless is getting serious.
They were the only team to garner the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action last night.
Scared Hitless is tied with league-leading How I Set Your Mother for the most points in the season’s second half with 17—and have 62 overall to sit if fifth place, just one back of Bump It Up (63).