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Lakers looking to play tougher hockey

The Fort Frances Lakers have started the season strong in winning three of their first four games, but playing a more physical brand of hockey is something head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan is hoping his squad will adapt to.

Fort Frances (3-1-0-0) won its home-opener 6-5 over the Minnesota Iron Rangers (0-3-0-0) on Friday night on the back of Noah Loveday's late goal.

Drivers charged

On Sunday around 6:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver on Scott Street who almost had caused a collision and then pulled into the Safeway parking lot.

The vehicle was located and upon speaking to the driver, the officer suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Muskie runners shine

The Muskie cross-country team blew away their NorWOSSA counterparts in the second meet of the season at the Evergreen Classic in Kenora on Thursday.

Each Muskie runner posted a season-best pace time in their various races and the squad achieved multiple top-three finishes.

Gala tickets snapped up

Those wanting to attend the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala on Oct. 20 had better “ándale” if they want to get a ticket.

Foundation director Allison Cox said this morning that tickets are going fast for the ever-popular fundraiser in support of district health care, which this year is entitled “Fiesta Like There's No Manana.”

Muskie golfers fall short

Unfortunately for the Muskie golf team, they won't have any representatives at the NWOSSAA championships here next week.

Fort High finished fourth as a team yet again in the NorWOSSA season-finale Tuesday in Red Lake, carding a combined total of 405 and missing out on qualifying for NWOSSAA this coming Tuesday (Oct. 2) at Kitchen Creek.

Candidates' forum set to go

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum and mayoral debate this Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, and the public is urged to come on out and hear what they have to say.

Chamber past president Cathy Emes confirmed all the candidates running for mayor and council in Fort Frances will be in attendance.