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Lakers' make-up dates set

The SIJHL announced late yesterday make-up dates for a pair of Fort Frances Lakers' games that were postponed due to inclement weather.

The match-up between the Lakers and Dryden GM Ice Dogs, originally scheduled for Nov. 4, now will be held Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Dryden.

Four tops in spike action

How I Set Your Mother, Duck and Dive, Kiss My Pass, and Gillons' all garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

Safe Sets, The Volley Llamas, and Take a Hit all took three points.

Scared Hitless nabbed two points while No Diggity picked up just one on the night.

Hockey games nixed

Poor road conditions have put both the Fort Frances Lakers and Muskie boys' hockey team on ice.

The Lakers were scheduled to play the English River Miners tonight in Red Lake, with a make-up game still to be determined.

Water, sewer rates set to jump

Water and sewer bills will be going up here in the new year.

Town council approved the new rates at its regular meeting Monday night, including a 2.6 percent increase across the board.

This will mean residents' water and sewer bills will go up $2.02 per month.

They will go from paying $931.93 per year in 2017 to $956.16 a year in 2018—a difference of $24.24 in all.

Choir, OFSAA curling supported

Council will make $500 donation to the Fort Frances Choraliers to help with the cost of renting the Townshend Theatre for their Christmas cantata this Sunday (Dec. 3).

Prior to last year, the Choraliers had performed at the New Beginnings Fellowship here, but an increase in the number of singers necessitated a venue change.

Top citizen to be named

Who will be the 2017 “Citizen of the Year?”

The answer to that question will be revealed at tonight's town council meeting.

The new “Citizen of the Year” will be honoured during a presentation starting at 6 p.m.

Last month, the town put out a call for nominations and received a healthy response of 11 nominations for eight separate individuals.

Three top spike action

How I Set Your Mother, the Volley Llamas, and Bump It Up all nabbed the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

Kiss My Pass was right behind after garnering five points.

Bumping Uglies, No Diggity, Duck and Dive, and Gillons' all managed to take three points last night.

'Adopt an Angel' underway

'Tis the season for giving so why not make a child's Christmas a bit brighter?

The Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services' annual “Adopt an Angel” campaign is underway again, with trees up at Walmart, The Bargain Shop, and Taggs Source for Sports here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.