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Business award nominations still open

The deadline to nominate district businesses and individuals for the 20th-annual Rainy River District Business Awards is coming up this Monday (Feb. 1).

Jennifer Soderholm, executive director of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, said yesterday that some nominations have been submitted so far but the Chamber would love to see more before online voting begins Feb. 2.

Lions lose to Bruins

The Fort Frances Novice Tim Hortons Bruins outgunned the Fort Frances Lions 5-3 in Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association action Sunday.

Ophelia Lucas-Engberg, Davilyn Miller, Aelise Lucas-Engberg, Harmony Yerxa, and Addison Chown all scored for the Bruins.

Jersey Rose (two) and Marissa Kenny replied for the Lions.

Clearing snow

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.

Alzheimer dinner tickets still available

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.

Price drop

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.

Muskies third at Piper Classic

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.

Lakers win in SO

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.

Roy loses first game

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.