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Beyak should resign: Judson

One Fort Frances councillor believes Sen. Lynn Beyak should step down if she is not going to use her office to advance the priorities of the region.

Speaking during Monday night's regular meeting, Coun. Douglas Judson noted the Senate Ethics Officer released its report under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators concerning Sen. Beyak on March 19.

Lakers visited class

A kindergarten class at Robert Moore School has welcomed players from the Fort Frances Lakers into their classroom over the last few months to be positive role models and help with lessons in math.

Teacher Sarah Kivimaki said she felt extremely fortunate to have two Lakers visit every Thursday from October until the end of March.

Baseball registration open

Devlin youth baseball now is accepting registrations for the upcoming season.

The league, which runs for kids aged four-15, is planning to start on May 6 (weather permitting) but will be limited to the first 20 players per division.

The cost is set at $30 per player and everybody is guaranteed two games each week.

Carlson places 31st at NCAAs

The 2018-19 season came to a close Saturday night for the Florida State Seminoles women's swimming and diving team at the NCAA championships, which were held last week at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Junior Molly Carlson, who was born in Fort Frances but now lives in Toronto, dove in her third event of the NCAA meet, winding up in 31st place with a score of 230.95.

Local 'birders' fare well

Members of the Fort Frances Badminton Club competed at the N.W.O.B.A Thunder Bay Open over the weekend, with great results.

Former Muskie Aaron Bujold won the men's 'A' singles title.

Natalie Mitchell and Kristin Moen teamed up to claim the women's 'A' doubles crown, defeating fellow locals Tayah Badiuk and Lauryn Marchant in the championship match.

FFGWHA teams shine at Stars Cup

Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association teams had an outstanding showing at the Stars Cup hockey tournament over the weekend in Winnipeg.

The Fort Frances Atom Leafs competed in the A2 division along with eight other teams, where they took home the home the silver medal.

The Leafs started out strong with a 3-0 win over the Elkhorn Jr. Canadians in their opening game.

Presentation re-scheduled

A presentation on video gaming addiction, designed to educate parents on its potential harm, has been re-scheduled.

Originally slated to be held next Thursday (March 28) at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 'A' of the Rainy River District School Board office on Second Street East here, it now will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Rusnak drops bid to run again

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak will not be running in the fall federal election after all.

Rusnak announced Sunday that he's decided to withdraw his name as the Liberal candidate and instead will take more time to spend with his young family.

“It's been four years since I began one of the greatest adventures of my life,” Rusnak said in a statement.