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Boating victims identified

On Monday, Oct. 15 around 8:45 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a report of three males missing on Lake of the Woods near Manitou Island.

Police learned that the vessel capsized and the males had not resurfaced.

Two of the males were located on Tuesday, Oct. 16 while the third male was found on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Voter turnout hits 30 percent so far

Many town residents already have cast their ballot either online or over the phone for the local municipal and school board elections.

As of 11 a.m. today (Oct. 19), some 1,581 people out of the 5,179 eligible voters had cast their ballots, which put the total voter turnout at 30.22 percent since voting opened at 8:30 a.m. this past Monday (Oct. 15).

Muskie teams win three

Three of the four Muskie court teams came away victorious against the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here Tuesday afternoon.

The junior girls' basketball squad downed Dryden 42-35 to improve their league record to 4-1.

Keisha Debungie led the black-and-gold offensively with a 20-point performance.

Justine Linklater and Tatum Glowasky each added eight points.

'Longest Night' sees great support

The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee is now a step closer to opening a “pop-up” homeless shelter here.

The “Longest Night of the Year” event, held overnight Friday along the 200 block of Scott Street, raised more than $16,000 for the committee, whose goal is to run a shelter out of the Apostolic Way church on Victoria Avenue three nights a week during the winter months.

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.