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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.

Muskies back to .500

The Kenora Broncos found out they weren’t as good as they maybe thought they were last season playing in a higher division.

The Muskies discovered Friday that the Broncos are still pretty good.

Kenora used two late first-half touchdowns to break open a close game en route to a 45-16 win in WHSFL action here Friday afternoon.

Tax deal reached for curling club

Town council will enter into an agreement with the Fort Frances Curling Club to help it pay off tax arrears.

As per the agreement, the club must pay the town $5,000 by the end of October.

Then starting Nov. 30, it must follow a payment schedule by which the club will pay the remaining outstanding tax amount of $15,243.51 in equal payments over 18 months.

Perfect nights for five teams

Four other teams in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League proved that taking care of business isn’t just a “Mother’s” prerogative.

League-leading How I Set Your Mother was on top of its game again last night, registering its fourth-straight six-point night to boost its season total to 24.

But they weren’t alone in maximizing their production.

Advance poll open through Monday

Why not be thankful for your democratic freedom this Thanksgiving weekend and vote in the advance poll for the federal election?

Advance polls are open today through Monday (Oct. 9-12) from noon-8 p.m. at the Copper River Inn in Fort Frances and the rec centre in Rainy River.

Remember to bring along your voter information card the you should have received in the mail.

‘Trunk or Treat’ a go

The “Project Safe Hallowe’en” committee is hoping everyone will save the date for this year’s “Trunk or Treat,” which will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.

Organizers are wanting to pack the parking lot with decorated vehicles so children can go trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment.

Arpin races in Barbados

This was no Caribbean cruise.

Fort Frances native Steve Arpin sped his way to a fourth-place finish in the final of Sunday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross event at the Bushy Park race track in Barbados.

Running his Ford Fiesta ST for Chip Ganassi Racing, Arpin came in 7.716 seconds behind Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross), who swept both finals.