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Fallen tree causes outage

An outage east of Fort Frances left 422 Hydro One customers without power for about four hours this morning.

The outage affected those in Mine Centre, Seine River 23A FN, and Lac La Croix FN, as well as in the unincorporated areas of Baker, Tanner, and Perch Lake.

A Hydro One crew responded at 6 a.m., with power restored by 9:30 a.m.

Top guns still firing

StaffIt was déja vu for the top three teams in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last night.

How I Set Your Mother (30 points), That’s What She Set (27), and No Diggity (26) all garnered the maximum six points available in their two matches.

“Mother” remains perfect on the season after five weeks, having not yet dropped a set.

Muskie runners strong in Falls

John Dutton’s focus wasn’t on the numbers to the left of his team members’ names on the results sheet, but the ones further to the right.

“I don’t know where they placed for sure, and I don’t even care,” the Muskie cross-country running coach said Tuesday shortly after the annual Hial Pike Invitational at the Falls Golf Course.

Muskie solid to start

For not having played the course before, Tyson Morrisseau found his way around it without too much difficulty.

The Muskies’ lone representative at the OFSAA boys’ golf championship in Windsor carded a two-over 74 in the first round of the 36-hole event yesterday.

That put the NWOSSAA silver-medalist in a seven-way tie for 15th place out of the 121 participants.

Muskie teams clip Eagles

At the halfway point of the NorWOSSA season, all four Muskie court teams sport perfect 4-0 records.

It was an all-Muskie sweep again yesterday as the squads finally held their regular-season home-openers after winning their first three matches on the road.

‘Kids & Co.’ set to open season

This year’s “Kids & Company” entertainment series is set to open this Monday, with an exciting lineup in store.

“I’m really excited about this season,” enthused committee chair Tara Tolley, noting she feels they’ve secured a good variety of acts for this season—from circus arts and a puppet show to dancing and artistic story-telling.

Lakers blank ’Dogs

Welcome back, Jack.

Newly-reacquired Jack Bernie scored in his season debut, and Pierce Dushenko stopped all 25 shots he faced, as the Fort Frances Lakers blanked the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs 4-0 last night.

The victory moved the two-time defending SIJHL champs three points ahead of the Ice Dogs atop the standings.

Syrian refugee fundraiser coming up

Area United churches have come together to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis with a fundraiser they’re calling “Open Hearts—Open Doors.”

“We had planned to do an event, we’ve done it in the past, to raised money for a different organization,” explained Rev. Frances Flook.

“And so we had planned to do the event anyhow.

Lakers extend win streak

The Fort Frances Lakers keep rolling—and their stock is rising again on a nation-wide basis.

Dylan Robertson netted the game-winner at 7:21 of the third period as the Lakers beat the host Minnesota Iron Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night to earn their third-straight victory.