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Snowmobilers must heed bylaw

As more and more of the white stuff falls, and people have a little more spare time over the holidays, area snowmobilers are bound to want to ride their sleds.

But before they hit the trails, they should keep in mind the municipal bylaws that govern the use of snowmobiles within town limits.

The bylaws state:

Youth wins gas voucher

The Fort Frances Atom ‘AA’ 99ers held their early-bird raffle yesterday at the CC Complex at Couchiching.

Peggy Martineau drew six-year-old Reed Bodnar as the lucky winner of a $500 gas voucher donated by the CC Complex.

More draws will take place Jan. 30 when the team hosts their home tourney at the Memorial Sports Centre, during which tickets will be available.

Police seeking tips in death probe

Fort Frances OPP officers, along with the OPP’s North West Region Crime Unit, continue to investigate the death of a Fort Frances man last week.

The investigation was initiated in the early-morning hours of Thursday (Dec. 18) after police were called to the emergency department at La Verendrye Hospital following the death of a patient.

Figure skaters shine

Fourteen members of the Border Skating Club took to the ice Dec. 13014 for the Skate Thunder Bay competition and hauled in 27 medals.

Results were as follows:

•Pre-Preliminary Jumps: Megan Poirier—5th (Flight 1) and Lexi Caul—1st (Flight 5);

•Introductory Elements: Kailey Croswell—2nd (Flight 1), Lexi Caul—6th (Flight 2) and Megan Poirier—4th (Flight 3);

Christmas dinner set to go

Everyone in the community is warmly welcomed to come out and enjoy the 21st-annual community Christmas dinner being held on Thursday at Knox United Church from noon-2 p.m.

“Come down and have a festive time, and everyone is welcome to attend,” said Debbie Bazylewski of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

Concert photos now online

For parents, relatives, and friends of all the miniature reindeer, gingerbread kids, angels, shepherds, and so much more, photos of Christmas concerts staged by schools across the district are now available online at the Fort Frances Times’ website at

If you find a photo you really like, drop by the Times to have a print made.

Muskies sweep Kenora

Both the Muskie senior and junior boys’ basketball squads improved to 3-0 in NorWOSSA play after home-court wins over the Kenora Broncos yesterday.

The seniors carried the play most of the way en route to an easy 76-47 win.

Cyclist hurt in accident

A Fort Frances cyclist was seriously injured yesterday afternoon after a collision with a motor vehicle, Fort Frances OPP reported late this morning.

Darren Manton, 20, was trying to cross the 1200 block of King’s Highway, near Wal-Mart, around 1 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound SUV.

Police said he was taken by ambulance to La Verendrye Hospital with serious injuries.