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Court teams in weekend action

All four Muskie court sports teams will be in action this weekend.

The junior and senior girls' volleyball teams headed to Kenora for an exhibition tournament that begins today and wraps up tomorrow.

The junior and senior boys' basketball teams, meanwhile, will participate in the annual Falcon Invitational tournament in Thunder Bay that runs today and tomorrow.

Calendar photo contest underway

Get your camera ready!

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is looking for individuals to submit their favourite photos that capture the beauty and diversity of the two districts.

Photos chosen will be used for its 2019 cash calendar, and will feature your name and photo description.

To submit your entry, first you must get an entry form.

Bus service to return

Scheduled bus service is returning to Fort Frances.

Kasper Mini-Bus posted Jan. 6 on its Facebook page that a Thunder Bay to Atikokan to Fort Frances to Kenora route will start its first run on Jan. 18.

It will run Monday and Thursday westbound, and Tuesday and Friday eastbound.

Town hoping to get aqua spin bikes

The town is hoping to offer aqua spin classes at the pool here this fall.

Council last night endorsed a grant application submission to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) in hopes the town can land nearly $34,000 to acquire “aqua spin bikes,” which essentially are exercise bikes meant to be used underwater.

Board eyeing big pay raises

The Rainy River District School Board is seeking public feedback on its proposed Executive Compensation Program.

According to the board's website, it developed the program, in consultation with the provincial government and dated Nov. 29, 2017, to fulfill the requirements of provincial regulations.

Meteor sighted

An apparent meteor briefly lit up the sky over Fort Frances last night.

Banta Boulevard resident Ron Mondor said he was loading his vehicle with hockey equipment in preparation for a tournament his daughter is attending in Fargo, N.D. this weekend when he saw a flash to the west.

Squash tourney set to go this weekend

The 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament is set to take place this weekend at the Memorial Sports Centre here.

Club president Bob Tkachuk said 55 players, including 14 juniors, are scheduled to take part in the tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday.

Divisions include men's 'A,' 'B,' and 'C/D,' as well as ladies' 'B/C' and juniors.