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Man facing charges

A Fort Frances man is facing several charges following an overnight incident on the 200 block of Second Street East.

Christopher Palubeskie, 34, has been charged with:

  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
  • careless storage of a firearm; and
  • uttering threats.

He was released on a promise to appear in court here Feb. 22.

Junior run ends for local rinks

It was their worst end at the worst possible time.

A five-ender in the second for Tiana Gaudry (Thunder Bay) was the beginning of the end for the Fort Frances rink skipped by Hailey Beaudry, which lost 10-2 in six ends in the second tie-breaker yesterday morning at the junior women’s provincial curling championship in Sioux Lookout.

Safe perimeter

A 34-year-old man from Fort Frances surrendered to police and was taken into custody around 9:35 a.m. today after he had barricaded himself in a residence on the 200 block of Second Street East just after 10 p.m. last night. A police perimeter remained up this morning until the arrest was made but all roads have since been re-opened to the public.

Beaudry fails to advance

Hailey Beaudry’s crew couldn’t turn late-night excitement into early-morning rewards.

The Fort Frances skip and her rink of third Nicole Hartlin, second Erin Tomalty, and co-leads Tory and Anika Beaudry were dumped 10-2 in six ends by Tiana Gaudry (Thunder Bay) in the second tie-breaker at the junior women’s provincial curling championship in Sioux Lookout this morning.

GSA club to receive nod

The Robert Moore School GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) club will receive the Recognition of Excellence at the Rainy River District School Board’s regular meeting tonight.

A report to trustees notes a GSA club is a proven, evidence-based strategy that supports student health and wellness.

Muskie girls claim tourney title

The Muskie girls’ hockey team stared defeat in the face and made it blink.

Annalise Hayes netted the game-winner 3:28 into overtime as the sixth-seeded Muskies erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period to beat the fourth-ranked St. Francis/North Branch Fighting Saints 3-2 in the Red Division final of the 2015 Schwan Cup in Blaine, Mn. on Friday.

Trip draw

Kiwanian Pam Buttner and her husband, Larry, drew the “Trip of the Month” draw winner for January this morning at International Travel Services. Heather Johnson of Fort Frances is heading to Paris, France—a trip valued at $4,950. Next month’s trip is to Roatan, Honduras ($4,200).

Lakers win pair

Happy New Year, same old story.

Pierce Dushenko was brilliant with 49 saves, and Roshen Jaswal had a goal and an assist, as the Fort Frances Lakers edged the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs 4-3 in SIJHL action last night.