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Muskie girls win in OT

Jill Calder scored the winner with 17.7 seconds left in overtime to lift a determined Muskie girls' hockey team to a 4-3 win over the host Saint Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora on Tuesday afternoon in the opener of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final.

Muskie boys double up Saints in opener

Sheldon Kelly scored the eventual winner with 3:40 left in the third period to send the Muskie boys' hockey team to a 6-3 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the opener of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Mikel Ward also netted a hat trick as the black-and-gold gained the upper hand in the series.

Festival deadline this Friday

The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is this Friday (Feb. 22).

Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of their website ( and at the back of the syllabus.

The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.

Festival competition will begin in April, with the dates as follows:

Council to vote on mill resolution

Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.

Lakers split pair of weekend games

The Fort Frances Lakers were able to earn a split in their home games over the weekend.

The undermanned Lakers weren't able to keep up with the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars in a 5-0 loss Friday night but then rebounded with a big 6-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers yesterday afternoon in a Family Day matinee.

Snowmobiler killed

A local man was killed in a snowmobile collision in northeastern Minnesota on Saturday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Melvyn MacDonald, 35, of Fort Frances, crashed into a tree and died.

He was riding with a group on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near Buyck, roughly 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ely.

Four Muskie skiers qualify for OFSAA

The Muskie Nordic ski team put on a show at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday in Dryden.

The black-and-gold now will have four of its members representing Northwestern Ontario at the OFSAA championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Duntroon.

Emma Toriseva (17:55) and Kayli Machura (18:33) finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division to book their ticket to the all-Ontarios.