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Lakers back on top

The Fort Frances Lakers are back atop the SIJHL—at least until tomorrow.

The Lakers scored three third-period goals to earn a 3-2 win Tuesday night in Cochenour against the English River Miners.

After a scoreless first period, the host Miners jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second on Alex Maticic’s goal.

Coat drive returning again

The annual winter coat drive organized by the Associates of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville is back.

The group wants clean, used winter coats—in good condition—for men, women, and children to be able to give to the needy.

Mittens, hats, and boot also are welcome.

Businesses may want to make the effort to gather winter coats from among staff, as some have done in the past.

Muskies sweep

Ashley Croswell scored a season-high 14 points to pace the Muskie senior girls’ basketball squad to a 55-21 rout over the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action here Tuesday.

Claire Hyatt added 11 points for Fort High (5-0), which tightened its grip on first place and also won its 25th-straight league game.

Lonely doorway

The doorway bearing the name “Rainy Lake Hotel” was the last piece of the front wall to be demolished yesterday afternoon. By about 4:15 p.m., nothing was left standing.

Calendar spotlights river life

The “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” have been developing a new calendar that will spotlight local history as it occurred on the upper Rainy River.

Called “Discover the Stories: Facts & Photos about the Rainy River,” the 2016 calendar will be launched on Thursday, Nov. 5 during the group’s annual fall fundraiser gala at the museum.

Rusnak elected

Thunder Bay-Rainy River has gone red.

Local Liberal candidate Don Rusnak handily was elected as MP last night after garnering 44 percent of the vote.

Rusnak got 18,523 votes to beat out incumbent MP John Rafferty (NDP), who was a distant second with 12,439 (30 percent).