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Kooner nabs award

Dylan Kooner’s comeback tour is getting rave reviews so far.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ forward was named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player-of-the-week in the SIJHL after notching four points in three games.

Kooner, 19, signed for his second year with the Lakers just ahead of the team’s regular-season opener against the English River Miners last Tuesday.

Budget input coming

Town council can expect to get at least some input on its 2016 budget this evening.

Written submissions have been made by Bob Tkachuk, chair of the Multi-Use Tennis Court Committee, Rick Wiedenhoeft, chair of the Police Services Board, and Jennifer Greenhalgh, president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

No one is on the agenda to speak in person.

Court teams sweep Broncos

“Great Big Sea” front man Alan Doyle’s new hit single would have provided an appropriate soundtrack to the Muskie court teams trip to Kenora yesterday.

1, 2, 3, 4 . . . wins in a row, that is.

The black-and-gold made themselves right at home in the Beaver Brae gymnasiums as all four teams won their NorWOSSA regular-season openers.

Muskie pair race to victory

The turnout for yesterday’s season-opening NorWOSSA cross-country running meet was so sparse . . .

How sparse was it?

“It was like it was a Fort Frances High School practice,” quipped Muskie coach John Dutton, whose team was the beneficiary of the small number of entrants.

‘Mothers’ sit in first

Mother’s Day might become a common occurrence on the local women’s volleyball scene this winter.

New league entrant How I Set Your Mother struck for its second-straight six-point week to grab first place following action last night at Fort High and St. Michael’s School.

Lakers add blueliner

The Fort Frances Lakers’ newest acquisition will cast a rather lengthy shadow wherever he travels on the ice.

Defenceman Ryan Gazich joined the team yesterday and possibly will be in the lineup tonight when the Lakers (1-0) host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs (2-0) in their regular-season home-opener.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Voter cards in mail

Voter information cards for the Oct. 19 federal election are going out this week.

Elections Canada said the cards are printed and will be mailed to some 25 million registered electors.

The card will tell them when and where to vote, and shows the accessibility of their polling site.