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Town hoping to get aqua spin bikes

The town is hoping to offer aqua spin classes at the pool here this fall.

Council last night endorsed a grant application submission to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) in hopes the town can land nearly $34,000 to acquire “aqua spin bikes,” which essentially are exercise bikes meant to be used underwater.

It's a boy

The New Year's baby for 2018 is Caleb Pistilli.

He was born on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 11:34 a.m., weighing seven pounds even, at La Verendrye General Hospital here.

Proud parents are Megan and Mike Pistilli of Fort Frances.

Each year, gifts and gift baskets are provided for the New Year's baby by local businesses and organizations.

Meteor sighted

An apparent meteor briefly lit up the sky over Fort Frances last night.

Banta Boulevard resident Ron Mondor said he was loading his vehicle with hockey equipment in preparation for a tournament his daughter is attending in Fargo, N.D. this weekend when he saw a flash to the west.