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'Relay' hoping to use Point Park

Organizers of the local “Relay for Life” are hoping to use Point Park as the site for this year's fundraiser in June.

Committee chair Anneda Supinski wrote in a letter to council that the committee would like to use the park on June 22 for the event, as well as the campground office there in order to keep the money collected safe as it is being counted.

Cookie fundraiser still going ahead

A local woman awaiting a second heart transplant and a kidney transplant passed away early Monday morning, but a fundraiser planned for her will go ahead regardless.

A story in last week's Times about a fundraiser for Samantha (Sam) Pearson, who has been in Ottawa for more than a year receiving medical attention, was met with overwhelming response from the community.

East End Hall sought as shelter

The Fort Frances Homeless Committee is hoping to use the East End Hall as a temporary pop-up shelter through April.

“As you may be aware, our committee has been working on opening a pop-up shelter in Fort Frances and has made great strides toward this goal,” committee chair Jamie Petrin wrote in a letter town council received at its regular meeting Monday evening.

Pair nabbed for break-in

Two people have been charged in connection with a break-and-enter that occurred at a business on the 200 block of Scott Street in the early-morning hours of yesterday.

The Rainy River District OPP said a 26-year-old female and a 49-year-old male, both of Fort Frances, have been charged with numerous offences.

Local skaters dazzle on home ice

An aptly-named competition, entitled “Fort Frances Freeze—Super Series,” took place here Friday and Saturday.

The local Border Skating Club hosted skaters from seven other clubs at the province-wide meet, which is a qualifying event for the Ontario Provincial Championship slated for March 7-10 in Mississauga.

Five local bowlers make provincials

Five local bowlers now know how they'll be spending the week of Easter: competing at the provincial Open five-pin bowling championships in Sudbury.

Jeff Watts once again topped the 19-bowler men's field, finishing the 20-game zone roll-offs held Saturday and Sunday in Dryden with a 5,262 total (262 average).

That was a whopping 553 pins better than the second-place finisher.

Legion hosting darts tourney

Legion Br. #29 here will host a mixed team darts tournament in honour of Arlan Scott this Saturday (Feb. 2).

Register by 1 p.m. and play will begin once organized. The focus of the tournament is fun and to encourage players of all levels—even those who have not ever thrown a dart.