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Three drivers nabbed

On Sept. 12 around 11:50 p.m., a member of the Rainy River OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Rainy River.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Rainy River OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

One new fire start

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Sioux Lookout Fire #167 was located on an island in Abram Lake, about five km southwest of the town of Sioux Lookout.

The 0.1-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Muskies wallop Hornets

The Muskie football team showed no signs of rust in their first game of the WHSFL season.

Just a week after having to forfeit their opener against the host Churchill Bulldogs due to not having enough players showing up for practice, the black-and-gold were firing on all cylinders Friday afternoon in a 42-0 rout of the host Tec Voc Hornets (0-1).

Lakers pleased to be hosting annual SIJHL all-star game

The SIJHL announced last Wednesday that Fort Frances will serve as the host community for the league's annual all-star game.

The game is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan believes hosting the all-star festivities will bode well for the community and his players.

Lakers sweep pair of pre-season games

It is only the pre-season but wins still feel good.

The Fort Frances Lakers got off to a winning start in SIJHL exhibition play by sweeping both games of a home-and-home series against the Minnesota Iron Rangers over the weekend.

The Lakers used a well-balanced attack last night, getting goals from six different players in a 6-2 victory at the Ice For Kids Arena here.