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Muskie ski team shines in Kenora

It was another job well done for the Muskie Nordic skiing team at the NorWOSSA championships held in Kenora on Friday.

The six-member contingent that Fort High sent all put in solid performances yet again at the Mount Evergreen Ski Club trails.

Emma Toriseva nabbed a silver in the junior girls' division while her sister, Tori, did the same in the senior girls' race.

Muskie court teams sweep Broncos

All four Muskie court sports teams were able to garner wins over the visiting Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Thursday afternoon.

In girls' volleyball action, the seniors improved to a league-best 5-0 with a 2-0 win over the Broncos.

The set scores were 25-11 and 25-12. Fort High also won the third exhibition set by a 25-10 count.

Multiple local strikes set this week

All students in the Rainy River District will be impacted by strikes this week.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will be undertaking one-day strike actions in response to stalled negotiations with the provincial government.

Lakers' game postponed

The SIJHL has announced that tonight’s game (Friday, Jan. 17) between the Thunder Bay North Stars and Fort Frances Lakers at the Ice For Kids Arena has been postponed.

The cause of the postponement is due to a heavy snowfall warning that is in effect, which is expected to bring up to 25 centimetres of snow, along with high winds and poor visibility on the roads in the region.

Tourism in focus

Creating a path forward for tourism development and marketing in Fort Frances has been the focus of the town's Municipal Accommodation Tax Committee as of late.

Rynic Consulting was recently hired by the town to assist in the development of these plans and spent a few days last week working with the committee.

Single-use plastics bylaw approved

A bylaw regulating certain single-use plastic products in Fort Frances was passed unanimously by council at last night's meeting.

The bylaw will prohibit the distribution of single use plastic bags at checkout, prohibit single-use foam food containers for prepared foods such as styrofoam cups or takeout containers, and plastic drinking straws are to be available by request only.

Muskies split with Eagles

The Muskie court sports teams faced some mixed results against the host Dryden Eagles on Thursday afternoon and came away with a split in their NorWOSSA league games.

The senior boys' basketball team improved to a league-best 4-0 with a decisive 61-35 win over the Eagles.