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Town to sell surplus items

The town has done its annual stock-taking and will be selling off surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles.

All town departments recently were contacted to provide a list of redundant items to be included in the sale, resulting in various items being identified as surplus.

Braves reach league final

A kick in the pants seems to be just what the top-ranked Fort Frances Braves needed.

After suffering their first loss of the Rainy River District Fastball League season last Thursday night in the opening game of the East Division final (a 10-4 setback to the second-seeded Sight & Sound Wolves), it was the Braves who cruised to victory Tuesday evening.

Rickford set to open office

Local MPP Greg Rickford tentatively is set to open his constituency office in Fort Frances this coming Tuesday (Aug. 14).

Located at 279 Scott St., it's hours of operation will be Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The office will be available to assist constituents with provincial matters.

Rickford also is opening offices in Dryden and Kenora.

Riders perform well at horse show

District horse-lovers were able to get their fill over the weekend in Emo.

The Borderland Quarter Horse Association held its annual show at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's fairgrounds, featuring district riders, as well as those hailing from as far away as Manitoba, Minnesota, South Dakota, participating in the three-day event.

Northern Storm win medals

It was a successful weekend for the Northern Storm 06 and 14U girls' hockey teams.

The Northern Storm 06 squad claimed the gold in the USA International Cup 'AAA' hockey tournament while the 14U one nabbed silver.

Locals Keira Fairnington and Eva Gerstner helped the Northern Storm 06 go a perfect 5-0 en route to the title.

Wilson captures first win

Coming into Saturday night with just two top-five finishes to his credit, Gary Wilson decided the time was right to claim his first checkered flag of the Borderland Racing Association's season.

The Devlin native beat out three-time winner Brody Strachan of Emo to earn his first win of the year in the WISSOTA Modifieds division at the Emo Speedway.

Arpin fails to reach finals in Trois-Rivieres

It wasn't the type of showing he had hoped for over the weekend.

Fort Frances native Steve Arpin finished shy of advancing to the finals during the third round of the Americas Rallycross (ARX) at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres held Saturday and Sunday.

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross' (VARX) Scott Speed took a clean sweep over the weekend in his Volkswagen Beetle Supercar.