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Man fined for land violations

A Thunder Bay man has been fined a total of $5,000 for violations under the Public Lands Act and Aggregate Resources Act.

James Loney pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for operating an aggregate pit on Crown land without a permit, $500 for constructing a road on Crown land without a permit, and $2,500 for filling shore lands without a permit.

Lakers show progression on road trip

Head coach Wayne Strachan saw progression as he assessed the Fort Frances Lakers' recent three-game road trip in which the team went 1-1-1.

After opening with a 6-2 loss to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs back on Oct. 7, the Lakers suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the Thunder Bay North Stars last Wednesday before doubling the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-3 this past Saturday night.

Jr. spikers closing in on goal

During a team supper at the beginning of the season, the Muskie junior boys' volleyball squad set a goal of finishing atop the NorWOSSA standings.

The black-and-gold is well on its way to accomplishing that feat with three matches left in the regular season.

The juniors improved to 4-1 with a 3-1 win over the host Kenora Broncos last Wednesday afternoon.