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Fire ban lifted in area

Just in time for the Labour Day long weekend, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone that had been in place in parts of the Northwest Region.

The municipal fire bans for the Town of Fort Frances, as well as the townships of Alberton, La Vallee, Emo, and Chapple, also have been lifted.

Stock car season finale washed out

Mother Nature decided to put the finishing touches on the Borderland Racing Association season a little earlier than most racers would have liked.

A thunderstorm late Saturday afternoon forced the cancellation of the annual “Fan Appreciation Night” races in what would have been the final chance for racers to accrue points this season at the Emo Speedway.

Mastromatteo nabs gold

Gabe Mastromatteo was busy adding another gold medal to his extensive collection last week.

The 16-year-old Kenora native struck gold in the men's 100m breaststroke on Day 2 of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship in Fiji in a tightly contested race on Friday.

Choose your 'Hometown Hero'

Gillons' Insurance is encouraging residents to come down and give a shout out to your “Hometown Hero.”

From now until the middle of September, nominations will be accepted at any one of Gillons' 11 locations, including here in Fort Frances, and funds raised will go towards various Northwestern Ontario foundations.

Nominations are offered for $2, $5, or $10.

Duo again tops at ABC

At this rate, the tournament soon will have to be named after them.

The Thunder Bay duo of Glenn Leroux and Trevor Zimak successfully defended their title from last year in claiming the annual Atikokan Bass Classic held Friday and Saturday.

Davis, Imrie sweep to Rea Memorial crowns

A doubleheader was double the fun for Jamie Davis and Ward Imrie on Rea Memorial Weekend at the Emo Speedway.

Davis, who was born in Devlin but now lives in Fort Frances, and Imrie (from Winnipeg) won the features in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Modifieds divisions both Friday and Saturday at the annual two-day stock car race extravaganza held in conjunction with the Emo Fair.