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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.

Spaghetti dinner set

The Fort High “First Responders” are inviting everyone to their spaghetti dinner fundraiser tomorrow from 4-7 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria.

Tickets cost $12 each, which can be purchased in advance at the high school office or through the First Responders.

Take-outs also are available.

There also will be a cake/pie action and a raffle for a Doug Gilmore Maple Leaf jersey.

Jackson rink loses opener

It was an April Fool’s prank one day earlier, but Lorne Jackson and his team weren’t laughing.

The Fort Frances skip and his rink of third Derek Jackson, second Mark Pederson and lead Todd Moxham were defeated 6-2 by Gary Weiss of Thunder Bay in yesterday’s opening draw at the six-team Travelers Curling Club provincial men’s championship in Thunder Bay.

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.