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Hazardous waste day set

While residents will be able to get rid of most types of waste during “Fight the Blight” next month, they must wait until September to dispose of any hazardous materials.

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17.

Team Black primed

It’s been quite a chore for anyone else to beat Team Black in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League this season.

Trying to do it when one has just played a down-to-the-wire barnburner only makes it tougher.

Team White pulled out a 72-71 overtime nail-biter against Team Red in its opening game of the final night of the regular season Monday at Fort High.

Folk rock act to play ‘Grind’

Greenbank will bring their brand of upbeat folk rock to the stage at From the Grind Up here next Friday (April 15) at 7 p.m.

The Thunder Bay-based group played here last year for the “Harmony of Nations Music Festival” and are coming through again.

“We had a really good time when we came through town last time,” noted band member Jim Breslin.

Lakers on verge of final

If the English River Miners are feeling something pressing against their backs today, chances are good it’s probably a wall.

The Miners are down to their last gasp after falling 5-1 to the Fort Frances Lakers last night at the Cochenour to trail 3-0 in their best-of-seven SIJHL semi-final series.

Dress giveaway all set

Need a dress for prom or another special occasion?

Why not drop by “Curvy Chick” here this Saturday (April 9) for the third-annual dress giveaway.

Owner Jennifer Horton has been receiving donations of dresses for the past month in anticipation of the giveaway, which will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 306 Scott St.

Kellar nets six goals

With over a month passing between games, Sara Kellar had plenty of pent-up energy to unleash—not to mention a stockpile of super shots.

Kellar racked up six goals as the La Place Rendez-Vous Rage doubled the Fine Foods Fury 8-4 in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night at Fort High.

Board to salute Early Years ‘camp’

Mine Centre School will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” for its Early Years camp at tonight’s regular monthly meeting.

“This year, the Early Years team has taken outdoor learning to a new level by developing an outdoor classroom, as part of the Early Years program,” stated a report to the board from principal Barb Dennis.

Faragher called up

Fort Frances native Ryan Faragher on Friday was called up by the AHL’s San Diego Gulls from the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL).

It will be the 25-year-old netminder’s second stint with the Gulls this season after he went 1-3 earlier in the year with a 3.37 GAA and .895 save percentage.