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Impaired driving charges laid

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.

Lakers lose pair to North Stars

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.

Ministry responds regarding waiver of $23 million loan

Earlier this year, a Fort Frances municipal councillor requested information from the province about waiving the repayment of a $23 million loan that was given to Resolute Forest Products for the local mill.

The funding was designated for the construction of a bio-mass boiler at the mill, which was completed, and the loan was given shortly before the mill shut down in 2014.

Lakers nip Ice Dogs

MacKenzie Flett scored twice to pace the Fort Frances Lakers to a narrow 5-4 win over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The win helped the Lakers split the home-and-home series with Dryden and improved their record to 11-11-1. The Ice Dogs had won the opener by a 5-2 count on Wednesday night at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.