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Driver charged in crash

On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, along with the Watten Fire Department and Rainy River District EMS, responded to motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Nickle Lake Road, east of Fort Frances.

The driver of an eastbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound pickup truck.

Lakers handed pair of home losses

It was a tough weekend at home for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost back-to-back games at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Lakers' goalie Brandon Bodnar earned his second-straight shutout against his old team as the Thunder Bay North Stars skated to a 2-0 victory Friday night.

Ryan Mignault opened the scoring with a short-handed marker at 16:04 of the first period.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Fire cause unknown

The fire department's investigation of the scene of a north-end blaze over the weekend has been completed, with the cause deemed “undetermined.”

On Saturday around 5:25 a.m., 18 members of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service responded to a structure fire at the former Acklands-Grainger building on Sixth Street West.

Damage to the building was extensive.

Choir seeking in-kind donation

The Fort Frances Choraliers are hoping the mayor and council are in the Christmas spirit.

Choir director Diane Maxey is asking council if it would like to sponsor the Choraliers by way of an in-kind donation.

The group of 75 singers will be performing a Christmas cantata, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.