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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).

Human ‘books’ on tap

Anyone interested in hearing stories of local residents should stop by the Fort Frances Public Library tonight.

The second-annual “Human Library,” hosted by the library in partnership with the local Celebrating Diversity committee, will run from 6-8 p.m.

Polls still open

There’s still time to vote.

Today is election day, with polls in Rainy River District open until 8:30 p.m. (CDT).

To find out where you vote, find the location and poll number on the voter registration card you should have received in the mail a few weeks ago.

Lakers beaten

Thunder Bay has been a trouble spot for the Fort Frances Lakers so far this season.

Riley Corbin kicked out 48 shots, and Kristopher Hamlin had two goals and an assist, to lead the Thunder Bay North Stars to a 3-2 win over the visiting Lakers on Saturday night.

Home lost to fire

A home on the 900 block of Smith Avenue was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service responded at 6:26 a.m. to find the structure “fully involved.”

That means fire, heat, and smoke are so widespread that internal access must wait until firefighters can use hoses to apply water to the blaze.

Fallen tree causes outage

An outage east of Fort Frances left 422 Hydro One customers without power for about four hours this morning.

The outage affected those in Mine Centre, Seine River 23A FN, and Lac La Croix FN, as well as in the unincorporated areas of Baker, Tanner, and Perch Lake.

A Hydro One crew responded at 6 a.m., with power restored by 9:30 a.m.

Top guns still firing

StaffIt was déja vu for the top three teams in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last night.

How I Set Your Mother (30 points), That’s What She Set (27), and No Diggity (26) all garnered the maximum six points available in their two matches.

“Mother” remains perfect on the season after five weeks, having not yet dropped a set.