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'Toothpick' squash tourney returns

The Ladies' “Toothpick” squash tournament made its triumphant return to Fort Frances over the weekend.

The tournament has been revived with the resurgence of new and past female players, where a total of 10 women participated in two round robins of 'A' and 'B' divisions.

Veteran Mary-Beth Tkachuk won the 'A' division after four matches.

Coats sought for drive

The Associates of St. Marguerite d'Youville once again will be holding its annual winter coat drive.

They want clean, used winter coats in good condition for men, women, and children to be able to give to the needy.

Mittens, hats, and boots also are welcome.

Business awards gala postponed

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards gala that was supposed to run this fall is being postponed to Feb. 13, 2020.

At Tuesday evening's council meeting, Chamber of Commerce board member Coun. Michael Behan said the awards event will still be held at the Copper River Inn and seven businesses have already been confirmed as sponsors.

Night work

On a moonlit night—and using the lights from trucks, cell phones and back hoes—the crews from NST contracting from Thunder Bay, George Armstrong Co. Ltd. in Fort Frances and the general contractor, Bay City Construction, finished the single pour for the curbs and installation of the catch basins on the north side of the 300 block of Second Street East on Tuesday night.