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Team Red falls twice

Better ahead than Red.

So went the story of Tuesday night’s doubleheader in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League at J.W. Walker, which saw Team Red suffer two losses.

In a hard-fought contest that went down to the wire, Team White held off Team Red 69-64.

Dustin Mowe paced Team White (2-5) with 18 points.

John Sivonen netted a game-high 29 for Team Red (2-5).

Carlson leads Knights

Fort Frances native Megan Carlson had a big hand in helping the Lynn University Fighting Knights capture top team honours at their first-annual Sprint Invitational in Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday.

With 705 points, the Knights easily outdistanced the second-place East Stroudsberg (Pa.) Warriors, who finished with 473.

Girls’ hockey scores

It was a busy weekend for the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association both here and out of town.

The Fort Frances Atom ‘AA’ Calder Legal Eagles hung in with the Gillons’ Atoms (FFMHA) before falling 1-0 on Saturday.

Several teams from the FFGWHA then headed to Dryden for the annual Kathy Sanders Memorial tournament.

Bantams take silver in Kenora

The Kenora Thistles once again were a thorn in the side of the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians.

Jacob Frankcom netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner four minutes into the third period, to lead the host Thistles to a 3-1 win over the Canadians in the final of the ‘AA’ Bantam Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Brady Bodnarchuk netted the Canadians’ lone goal.

Dozens stand for election

Nearly three dozen men and women have been nominated to run for Couchiching chief and council in the Feb. 24 election.

The four nominations for chief include incumbent Sara Mainville, along with Louis “Smokey” Bruyere, Scott McPherson, and Brian Perrault.

Lakers lose again

New blood in the Fort Frances Lakers’ lineup also meant a new outcome—but not the one the squad was hoping for.

Former Laker Ben Smaha scored the game-winner in the third period last night as the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs won 4-2—their first in nine tries this season against Fort Frances.

Interim tax bills to be approved

With in-depth work on the 2016 budget about to get underway, town council will vote tonight on a bylaw to institute an interim tax levy.

As in previous years, the interim levy is equal to about half of the total amount of taxes property owners paid in 2015.

Interim tax levies are a means to secure revenue to keep operating while council determines the final tax rates for 2016.