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Five local bowlers make provincials

Five local bowlers now know how they'll be spending the week of Easter: competing at the provincial Open five-pin bowling championships in Sudbury.

Jeff Watts once again topped the 19-bowler men's field, finishing the 20-game zone roll-offs held Saturday and Sunday in Dryden with a 5,262 total (262 average).

That was a whopping 553 pins better than the second-place finisher.

Legion hosting darts tourney

Legion Br. #29 here will host a mixed team darts tournament in honour of Arlan Scott this Saturday (Feb. 2).

Register by 1 p.m. and play will begin once organized. The focus of the tournament is fun and to encourage players of all levels—even those who have not ever thrown a dart.

Gas tax funds to help transit

The town once again will get funds to help run its handi-van and “Dial-A-Ride” programs.

In a written report from Community Services manager Jason Kabel, he indicated Fort Frances has benefitted from the Ministry of Transportation's (MTO) Dedicated Gas Tax Funds Program by receiving annual funding to subsidize public transportation for the past several years.

Lakers' games postponed

Bus issues for both teams forced the postponement of the Lakers' home-and-home series against the Dryden GM Ice Dogs that had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights.

Make-up dates for each will be announced by the SIJHL once they are finalized.

Chamber sets date for expo

Plans are underway for the Business & Community Expo 2019, which is set for April 27-28 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

The event, sponsored by Tbaytel, will be held at the curling club for a fourth year.

“It's been a great location for us,” enthused Jennifer Soderholm, executive director of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

Fully engulfed

A garage was engulfed in flames Monday morning at an Off Lake residence. Firefighters did respond to the blaze but ultimately the structure was destroyed by the flames. No one injuries were reported and the cause was not known as of press time.