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Muskie 'birders' set for new season

Members of the Muskie badminton teams kicked off their season today with an exhibition tournament in Atikokan.

Results of those matches weren't known as of press time.

But coach Brian Church was optimistic when it came to his thoughts on some of his key players going into this season.

“I have high hopes for several players this season,” he enthused.

Fashion models sought

Models are wanted for a vintage fashion show and fundraiser for the Fort Frances Women's Centre next month.

The fundraiser is set to take place on Friday, April 13 at La Place Rendez-Vous, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m.

But you can't have a fashion show without women to wear the clothes, and organizer Melinda Wickstrom of “Melinda's Unique Boutique” wants to hear from you.

Many to see lower tax bills

With the 2018 municipal budget close to being completed, many residential property owners here can expect to see a decrease on their tax bills this year.

Town council all but put the stamp on its operating budget during a meeting late Monday afternoon.

The budget shows a shortfall of about $56,000, which amounts to a half-percent increase to the tax levy.

Local 'AA' teams shine

The PeeWee 'AA' Canadians doubled the Current River Comets 6-3 to claim the HNO branch championship back on March 11 in Thunder Bay.

The Bantam 'AA' Canadians also won their championship game in Thunder Bay that weekend with a 9-3 drubbing of the host Beavers.

Sunset crowned men's hoops champs

The Fort Frances Men's Basketball League saw its season draw to a close with Sunset Landscaping nabbing the league title in emphatic fashion over the Revco Renegades last Tuesday night at Fort High.

The final two games mirrored the season as both teams that were expected to win did.

Any dreams of upsets remained just that—dreams.

Strong season for local 'birders'

Members of the Fort Frances Badminton Club have fared well over the past several months.

The squad travelled to Brandon, Man. for the Yonex Westman Open on Nov. 20, where Tayah Badiuk and Lauryn Marchant earned a first-place finish in the girls' U17 division.

The pair played hard, with only one of their matches needing a third set to capture the gold medal.

Pair of skaters advance

Two members of the Border Figure Skating Club have advanced to the Skate Ontario STARSkate Provincial/Skate Ontario Adult Championships being held March 16-18 in Kingston.

Samantha Halliday booked her spot by finishing fourth in the STAR 6 women's event with a score of 24.16 points at the Skate Ontario Championships Qualifying series that was held March 5 in Thunder Bay.

FFAST turns in strong showing

Members of the Fort Frances Aquanauts continue to reap the benefits of their hard work and dedication.

Such was the story at the Prairie Winter Invitational meet held March 1-4 in Winnipeg.

Coach Dawnn Taylor noted Anna Gagne finished within the top half of the athletes in the female age 13-14 division.