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Rafferty to open office

Newly-elected Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty will hold the official opening of his local constituency office tomorrow (Nov. 29) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Everybody’s welcome, so come on by!” Rafferty said yesterday afternoon from Ottawa.

Pair apply for seat

The Rainy River District School Board will have a choice to fill its vacant trustee seat after all.

Terry Higgins and Jason Kabel submitted applications prior to the yesterday’s 3 p.m. deadline, board chair Dan Belluz confirmed this morning.

A third person had applied but was disqualified, the board said.

Council bullets

At Monday night’s meeting, town council:

•approved a request from the Police Services Board to amend By-Law 66/90-A (which prohibits the use of ATVs in town limits) to exempt police, fire and rescue, paramedic, and bylaw personnel while in the performance of their duties;

Muskie boys sweep Rams on road

The Muskie boys’ hockey team headed to Red Lake over the weekend and came home with two big wins to improve their NorWOSSA record to 3-1.

The black-and-gold opened the two-game series with an 11-1 romp on Friday night backstopped by Jamison Shortreed in goal.

Fellow Grade 10 goalie Devin Stromness started Saturday’s game, which the Muskies took by a 6-2 score.

Muskie girls fall short in Altona

The Muskie girls’ offence was stellar through three games at the W.C. Miller Invitational hockey tournament in Altona, Man. over the weekend—then it was stymied in the game that mattered most.

Needing a win to advance to Sunday’s final, the black-and-gold instead fell 3-1 to the host W.C. Miller Aces in their final pool game.

Novice girls win gold in Kenora

The local Novice Timbits girls’ hockey team travelled to Kenora and came home with gold medals for their effort.

The team wrapped up a perfect 4-0 tournament record with a 3-2 shootout victory over Emo in the final.

Kelsey Langtry scored the shootout winner while Annalise Hayes netted both goals in regulation time.