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EDBMHA hands out awards

The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association honoured the cream of this year's crop at its annual awards banquet on Saturday night at the Emo Arena.

Isabella Foster received the Tony Bliss Appreciation Award for most improved player on the Emo Express Novice girls while Bennett McQuaker took home the honour on the Emo Express White, as did Aksel Hanson for the Express Green.

Mann fares well at tourney

Hudson Mann put his talent on full display at the Tec Team Freestyle and Greco Open in West Fargo, N.D. on Sunday.

The Grade 8 wrestler, who originally is from Fort Frances, went undefeated in both Freestyle and Greco.

Mann's Greco looked great and he hit two big four-point throws on North Dakota's 2018 champion in the first 20 seconds of the match.

Showing its stripes

A very rare “zebra” moose was spotted browsing along Highway 502 early yesterday morning. As seen in comparison to its dining companion, this moose is considerably larger than average. An MNRF biologist contacted by the Times confirmed that these magnificent animals (Alces alces striated) can grow to be at least a third larger than regular moose.

'Relay For Life' returning in June

With the 18th-annual “Relay for Life” in Fort Frances now less three months away, preparations are well underway.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 22 from 2-11 p.m. at Point Park.

Organizing committee chair Anneda Chabot noted “Relay” has evolved over the years, going from a 12-hour event to a more condensed version that now takes place.

Beyak should resign: Judson

One Fort Frances councillor believes Sen. Lynn Beyak should step down if she is not going to use her office to advance the priorities of the region.

Speaking during Monday night's regular meeting, Coun. Douglas Judson noted the Senate Ethics Officer released its report under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators concerning Sen. Beyak on March 19.

Lakers visited class

A kindergarten class at Robert Moore School has welcomed players from the Fort Frances Lakers into their classroom over the last few months to be positive role models and help with lessons in math.

Teacher Sarah Kivimaki said she felt extremely fortunate to have two Lakers visit every Thursday from October until the end of March.

Baseball registration open

Devlin youth baseball now is accepting registrations for the upcoming season.

The league, which runs for kids aged four-15, is planning to start on May 6 (weather permitting) but will be limited to the first 20 players per division.

The cost is set at $30 per player and everybody is guaranteed two games each week.