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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.

Arpin finishes fourth in ARX standings

Tanner Foust is the 2019 Americas Rallycross (ARX) Champion, with Fraser McConnell securing the ARX2 Championship title after a compelling day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday.

Australian driver Chris Atkinson and Fraser McConnell ended the 2019 ARX season with dramatic victories for Subaru Motorsports USA and DirtFish Motorsports at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio.

FFGWHA hosting Esso Fun Days

Hockey is a sport for everyone and the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association is hosting an Esso Fun Days program this Saturday.

Esso Fun Days will run from 9-11 a.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena is a free program for girls interested in trying out the sport for the first time in a relaxed, fun, on-ice environment.

Dirt riders solid in season finale

It was an impressive end to the year for local motocross racers at the Superior Dirt Riders' sixth-and-final stop in Atikokan on Saturday.

Dylan Tessier of Devlin had the best showing in topping the MX3 Beginner race while Alex Kreger of Emo was 11th.

Landon Flinders of Fort Frances took second in the 85cc age seven-11 category.

Duo repeats as tourney winner

For the second year in a row, Jason Cain and Dan Tucker took home the title at the annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic held Saturday at La Belle's Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay.

The Fort Frances natives reeled in a three-fish total of 13.42 pounds, which also include the big fish of the day (5.06).