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Breakfast deadline nears

If you haven’t gotten a ticket yet for the local Kiwanis Club’s annual Good Friday breakfast at La Place Rendez-Vous, you’d better hurry.

Tickets, which cost $15 each, will be available until noon tomorrow at Green’s Brandsource and Lidkea Optometry.

They won’t be sold at the door.

The breakfast will take place this Friday at 8 a.m.

Bevy of Lakers up for awards

It’s all about team accomplishments, not individual awards.

So goes the mantra of the Fort Frances Lakers. But the SIJHL clearly wasn’t listening.

The league announced the finalists for each of its year-end awards, with a Laker being nominated in all seven categories.

Forward Dylan Robertson, the SIJHL scoring champ this season with 88 points, is up for two awards.

Standoff ends in arrest

A Couchiching First Nation man is in custody after a standoff that closed Highway 11 east of Fort Frances for almost 11 hours.

The Treaty #3 Police Service, with the assistance of the Rainy River District OPP, responded to a report of a barricaded male inside a Couchiching residence just before 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

RRCC loses in final

One false move and it was over.

Katherine Johnson netted the decisive goal at 9:43 of double-overtime to lift the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs to a 2-1 win yesterday over the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs in the final of the ACHA Division 2 national women’s hockey championship in Kalamazoo, Mich.

WiFi initiative on tap

Town council will get more information about the Shaw Go WiFi initiative at its regular meeting tonight.

Ian Phillips, government relations manager for Shaw, sent a letter to the town back in January, noting Shaw would like to enter into a municipal WiFi agreement so Shaw can offer WiFi in municipal facilities at no cost to the town or the facility user.

Bantam Warriors finish fifth

Kristofer Cochrane’s timing was impeccable.

Cochrane scored what reportedly were his first two goals of the season in his team’s last tournament game to lead the Fort Frances Wu Warriors to a 4-1 victory over the Fort Frances Holmlund Leafs in the fifth-place final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association’s six-team Bantam ‘A’ boys’ tournament Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Johnston in early lead

Dylan Johnston had his own idea for an opening ceremony—beat the defending champs.

That’s exactly what the Thunder Bay skip and his team of third Tirzah Keffer (Fort Frances), Mike Badiuk (Devlin) at second, and Sheree Hinz (Thunder Bay) at lead ended up doing last night in the first draw of mixed provincial championship at the Fort Frances Curling Club.