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Chamber sets date for expo

Plans are underway for the Business & Community Expo 2019, which is set for April 27-28 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

The event, sponsored by Tbaytel, will be held at the curling club for a fourth year.

“It's been a great location for us,” enthused Jennifer Soderholm, executive director of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

Fully engulfed

A garage was engulfed in flames Monday morning at an Off Lake residence. Firefighters did respond to the blaze but ultimately the structure was destroyed by the flames. No one injuries were reported and the cause was not known as of press time.

Muskie ski team shines in Kenora

It was a great day on the trails for the Muskie Nordic skiing team last Wednesday in Kenora.

The nine-member contingent all clocked impressive times at the Mount Evergreen Classic, which was the first race of the NorWOSSA season.

Emma Toriseva and Kayli Machura finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division with times of 20:09 and 21:18, respectively.

Gladiators roar to tourney crown

Landon Okell and Benjamin Norlock each scored twice to pace the Red Lake Gladiators to a 7-1 romp over the Lake of the Woods Bears here Sunday afternoon to claim the title of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'A' tournament.

After a mostly back-and-forth first period, the Gladitors struck three times within the last five minutes to grab a 3-0 lead.

Trip draw

Jill Howarth, left, and Robin Wright read out the winning ticket in the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for January yesterday morning at International Travel Services. Ed and Colleen Wiersema of here will be heading to France—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month's trip is an Alaskan cruise valued at $5,000.