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Taggs complete tourney hat trick

The local Taggs Source for Sports Bantam ‘AA’ hockey team came home with a tournament title for the third-straight weekend.

The squad completed the hat trick with a 5-3 win over the River East Marauders (Winnipeg) in the final of the 20th-annual Pizza Hut/Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Bantam ‘AA’ tournament in Thunder Bay after previous tournament wins in Dryden and here at home.

Higgins appointed as trustee

Terry Higgins will be sworn in tonight as the newest trustee for the Rainy River District School Board.

“I’m just excited,” said Higgins. “I’m one of those people who believes in becoming involved within our communities and I’m going to give it all my effort that the position deserves.”

Deadline for care packages nearing

For local residents who want to send some Christmas cheer to Canadian troops in Afghanistan, this Wednesday (Dec. 3) is the final day to make donations for the care packages being put together by the local Legion ladies’ auxiliary.

“The response has been absolutely wonderful so far,” said auxiliary president Sylvia Gunderson.

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;