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Inaugural ice-fishing derby a success

The Rainy River Recreation Centre hosted its first annual ice-fishing derby on Saturday (Feb. 10), which drew 153 registered participants.

The derby featured a 50 percent payout, with the other 50 going towards youth programming at the centre.

Prizes (both cash and donated items) were given to the top four participants for walleye, northern, and the kids' division.

Smoke alarms save lives

After a series of fatal fires in Ontario in early 2018, the Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire & Emergency Services are pleading with district residents to put an end to further tragedies by following simple life-saving and prevention strategies in the home.

On Jan. 8, a house fire in Oshawa claimed four lives, including two children.

Centre needs to expand

The Sister Kennedy Centre, soon to be known as the Fort Frances Seniors Centre, held its monthly board meeting on Dec. 11.

The board has come to the conclusion that more room is needed—the coffee crowd talk is too loud!

The yoga and Tai Chi groups, when in session, push the coffee crowd tables against the kitchen, which constricts clear access to the pool room.

Seid nabs crown

The past two years, the Sunset Country Squash Club's Boxing Day 'A' champion has been Steve Boileau, with wins over Anniss Seid in 2015 and then Jason Kabel last year.

But the tables were turned this time around with Seid ousting Boileau 3-1 in the best-of-five final yesterday afternoon to recapture the title.