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Lac Seul chief to run for PCs

Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull has been nominated to be the PC candidate for the new riding of Kiiwetinoong.

It formerly was the northern part of the Kenora-Rainy River riding.

Chief Bull is the first candidate to ever be nominated in this new riding, which has a majority indigenous population.

Muskie boys end on winning note

The Muskie boys' hockey team earned a trio of wins over the weekend to finish with a league-best 14-1 record and secure home-ice advantage throughout the NorWOSSA playoffs.

Fort High cruised to a 9-1 romp over the host Red Lake Rams on Friday night, then needed a late goal from Kendyn Faragher to eke out a 5-4 victory the following afternoon.

Jr. spikers claim gold

What a way to cap an excellent season.

The Muskie junior girls' volleyball team swept their way to NorWOSSA gold Friday afternoon in Dryden with a straight-sets win over the host Eagles in the best-of-five final.

Set scores were 25-19, 25-15, and 21-19.

The Muskies had earned the bye to the final after finishing with a league-best 7-1 record during the regular season.

Lakers snap losing streak

The Fort Frances Lakers made sure not to go on another lengthy slide.

And with only 11 games left in the regular season, it's best to stop the bleeding now.

Jaedin Ness scored twice to lead the Lakers to a 6-3 win over the lowly Minnesota Iron Rangers last night in Hoyt Lakes that snapped the squad's six-game losing streak.

Pair of teams top night

How I set Your Mother and Kiss My Pass both garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action Thursday night.

The Volley Llamas were right behind, nabbing four points.

Scared Hitless and Bumping Uglies each grabbed three while Take A Hit earned two.

Duck and Dive and Safe Sets both were skunked.

Snow removal draft rejected

Town council has sent a draft of its sidewalk snow removal bylaw back to committee for a do-over.

“I think we should send this back to committee because it's not addressing what was asked to be addressed,” deputy mayor Ken Perry said during last night's council meeting.

Muskie girls nip Saints

Captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes notched four goals to lead the Muskie girls' hockey team to a narrow 5-4 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints last night in Kenora.

Hayes opened the scoring at 10:54 of the first period, with Jillian Calder and Taylor Croswell drawing the assists.

Chelsea Henderson drew the Saints even at 9:46.

Parking fees likely to jump

Town council will be asked to approve new rates for loading zones, private rental stalls, and the Portage Avenue parking lot at tonight's regular meeting.

A report from the Planning and Development executive committee recommends that as of July 1, 2018, the annual fees for these each would be set at $540—a big jump from $376.25 in the 2017 user fee schedule.