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Lakers’ win streak halted

An old friend stymied the Fort Frances Lakers’ bid for a double-digit winning streak.

Former Laker John Cuni had the lone goal of the shootout to give the host Minnesota Iron Rangers a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in Hoyt Lakes to snap the Fort’s nine-game winning streak.

Cuni beat Pierce Dushenko on Minnesota’s first chance in the shootout.

Town taking look at beautification

Municipal executive committees will be taking a closer look at plans to keep the town looking good.

As outlined in Initiative #6 (town revitalization) in the most recent strategic plan, mayor and council promised it would look at recommendations put forth by the local Chamber of Commerce for the beautification and revitalization of Fort Frances.

Jackson wins opener

The Kathie Jackson rink is guilty as charged on one count of theft, but they aren’t ashamed about it.

The Fort Frances-based foursome stole the winning point in the extra end to earn a 5-4 victory over British Columbia in its first game at The Travelers Curling Club Championship national playdowns in Ottawa last night.

Christmas luncheon

Bev McCoy, left, Patti DeGagne, Maurice DeGagne, and Cathy DeGagne socialized during the Christmas bazaar and luncheon Saturday at Knox United Church. The event, which saw McMillan Hall packed with people, also included a bake table and cookie walk.

Muskie boys earn sweep

Both Muskie hockey teams had guests in for the weekend but were very unaccommodating hosts, at least when it came to the scoreboard.

The boys’ squad swept a two-game set with the Sioux Lookout Warriors—rolling to a 9-1 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena and then posting a 9-3 victory Saturday afternoon at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

Jackson rink to face B.C.

Kathie Jackson and her team of third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick, representing Northern Ontario, begin play today at 5:30 p.m. (all times CST) against B.C. in the opening women’s draw at The Travelers Curling Club Championships national playdowns in Ottawa.

Jaswal back with Lakers

The champ is here—again.

Defenceman Roshen Jaswal, who helped the Fort Frances Lakers to their second-straight SIJHL crown last season, is back with the team after being acquired from the Kanata Lasers (CCHL) for a player development fee.

The trade officially was announced today but actually took place last Monday (Nov. 16).

‘Tired’ Muskies beaten

There will be no return visit to the all-Ontarios this season for the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team, which was swept in the best-of-three NWOSSAA final by the host Churchill Trojans (Thunder Bay) over the weekend.

Fort High was forced to default its first match Friday night when their regular bus for road trips was unavailable.

Citizen of year to be named

The Town of Fort Frances will announce its “Citizen of the Year” tonight.

The presentation will be made at 7 p.m. during the regular meeting of council.

The town put out a call for nominations last month, with the submission deadline being Nov. 5.

The committee of the whole meeting starts first at 5:30 p.m., but will be in-camera until sometime before 7 p.m.

‘We Scare Hunger’

Members of the student leadership council at Fort High dropped off the food collected through its “We Scare Hunger” campaign to the local Salvation Army this morning. Instead of collecting candy on Hallowe’en, the teens chose to collect non-perishable items to donate to the food bank. The group collected nearly 600 items altogether.