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Voting off to brisk start

The local municipal and school board election got off and running here yesterday, with about 11 percent of the electorate having cast their votes via the internet or telephone by the end of the day.

“Day 1 went very, very well,” returning officer Lisa Slomke told the Times this morning.

Muskie hoopsters win home tourneys

Both the Muskie senior and junior girls' basketball teams put in “golden” performances here over the weekend.

The juniors went 4-0 while the seniors won both of their games to nab top spot at their annual home tournaments held Friday and Saturday at the Fort High gym.

The junior Muskies opened tourney play Friday with a 59-15 drubbing of the Atikokan Voyageurs.

Tips sought on stolen truck

Members of the Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a stolen vehicle.

On Oct. 8 around 5:10 p.m., a Fort Frances resident contacted the local OPP to report his truck has been stolen.

The vehicle last had been parked at a residence in the area of Second Street West in Fort Frances and last was seen on Oct. 7 around 10 a.m.

Kenora female found dead

On Saturday around 1 p.m., the Kenora OPP received a call to assist Kenora Emergency Services.

Upon arrival, officers observed the body of a female in a bush area on the north side of Kenora.

She was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The woman was identified as Logan Philipchuk, 20, of Kenora.

A post-mortem will be conducted in Toronto this week.

Muskies' win streak dashed

On a frigid Autumn afternoon, the Muskie football team was left frozen in their annual Homecoming game.

The St. John's Tigers came to town and rode away with a valuable two points in the standings after a 21-13 victory in WHSFL action at Fort High.

The loss also snapped a four-game winning streak for the black-and-gold.


The editorial in yesterday's Times, headlined “Have your say,” referred to a travelling Voter Help Centre being set up on Thursday (Oct. 18) from 1-3 p.m. at Columbus Place on Nelson Street.

Pair nabbed

On Oct. 7 around 5:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a call of a possible impaired driver at a local restaurant drive-thru.

An officer attended the scene and located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot.

The member spoke with the driver, whom he suspected had alcohol in his body.