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Lakers' games postponed

Bus issues for both teams forced the postponement of the Lakers' home-and-home series against the Dryden GM Ice Dogs that had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights.

Make-up dates for each will be announced by the SIJHL once they are finalized.

Gas tax funds to help transit

The town once again will get funds to help run its handi-van and “Dial-A-Ride” programs.

In a written report from Community Services manager Jason Kabel, he indicated Fort Frances has benefitted from the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Dedicated Gas Tax Funds Program by receiving annual funding to subsidize public transportation for the past several years.

Museum workshops filling up fast

If you intend on taking a certain workshop at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre this winter and spring, you'd best act fast.

Registration for the most recent lineup of workshops only was announced two weeks ago but the classes—which have been gaining in popularity in recent years—are filling up, Laura Gosse, community engagement co-ordinator for the museum, told the Times.

New monitor bought for OR

A new monitor for the Endoscopy suite at La Verendrye General Hospital here was installed in December.

The $18,000 project, purchased through funds raised from the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's “Fiesta Like There's No Manana” fall gala, features a large screen that produces an enhanced image, making it easier for the surgeons to detect abnormal tissue.

Cookies to help local awaiting transplants

With Valentine's Day less than a month away, Tess Coish of Tess' Kitchen here once again is taking her heart-shaped cookie cutter out to help a good cause.

Coish now is taking orders for cookies until Feb. 11, with proceeds this year to go to help local woman Samantha (Sam) Pearson, who has been in Ottawa for more than a year awaiting a second heart transplant and now a kidney one.