With little less than a week to go before Christmas, one extended family in town is hard at work ensuring those in need will be well taken care of on the big day.
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Talk about heading into the holiday break on a high note.
The Muskie girls' hockey team was firing on all cylinders as they rolled to a 6-0 rout of the host Sioux Lookout Warriors on Tuesday afternoon.
Cameron Birkeland scored just 55 seconds into overtime to lift the expansion Wisconsin Lumberjacks to a 4-3 win over the Fort Frances Lakers in SIJHL action on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
It was the fourth straight loss the Lakers, who saw their record fall to 11-14-2.
The Sturgeon Creek Bridge, that's located on Highway 11 about 8.5 km west of Highway 71, was recently improved by the Ministry of Transportation.
The former bridge was replaced with a new single span 48-metre-long bridge that has steel girders and a concrete deck.
Work started in May of 2019 and wrapped up last month.
Some school boards in the province will see another one-day strike tomorrow, but for high school students in the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB), it will be business as usual.
It was a busy weekend for the Muskie and Rainy River Owls' court sports teams at various tournaments.
The Owls' junior girls' volleyball team had the best showing in claiming the title at the Dryden Eagles' home tournament held Friday and Saturday.
The Muskie girls' hockey team compiled a perfect 4-0 record en route to snaring the title at the annual K-Town Classic tournament hosted by the Kenora Broncos over the weekend.
Fort High opened play on Friday afternoon with a 6-0 romp over the host Broncos.
Issy Taylor and Piper cross both scored twice while Hailey Bombay and Tatum Glowasky also bulged the twine.
The Ontario Provincial Police have been busy laying impaired driving charges in the Rainy River District.
During the night of Dec. 12, a provincial constable with the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop of a suspected impaired driver. The constable administered a roadside approved screening device, and the driver failed the test.
It was a tough road swing for the Fort Frances Lakers last week.
The Lakers lost back-to-back games against the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars to finish their three-game road trip with an 0-3 record.
Thunder Bay claimed Friday night's game by a 4-2 count before following that up with a 5-2 victory the following night to see their record improve to 19-7-2.
A Morgan Venne goal four-and-a-half minutes into the third period proved to the game-winner as the Red Lake Miners dumped the Fort Frances Lakers 5-3 in SIJHL action on Tuesday night at the Cochenour Arena.