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Underpass closures announced

The Portage Avenue underpass will be closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow through Tuesday (Sept. 24-30) as rehabilitation work there continues, Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown reported this morning.

Brown said crews will be pouring concrete tomorrow, and then will be installing a bottom row of seven soil anchors from Thursday to Tuesday.

Bearcats maul Sabres

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres opened their second season in the SIJHL with a pair of weekend losses to the visiting Thunder Bay Bearcats.

The Bearcats romped to a 6-3 victory in Friday night’s opener, then pulled out a narrow 3-2 win Saturday night.

Council hears OPP update

While some of the numbers are down from the same period last year, the Fort Frances OPP detachment definitely was busy in the second quarter of 2008, OPP S/Sgt. Steve Shouldice reported to town council Monday night.

In the second quarter, local OPP officers responded to 1,175 calls for service, compared to 1,022 in the second quarter of 2007.

Survey deadline nearing

With the deadline coming up next Monday (Sept. 15), time is running out to participate in the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s consumer survey.

Since it was launched Aug. 15, more than 40 surveys have been completed by community members.