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Sabres all set for season-opener versus Bulldogs

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This time it’s for real.

After a lengthy training camp and pre-season schedule, which began as early as Aug. 8 for a number of this year’s players, the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres finally will open their second SIJHL season by hosting the Thunder Bay Bulldogs tonight and tomorrow (Sept. 19-20) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

Babies and books

Kim Williamson had a big laugh as Joelle McKinnon checked out her daughter, Whitney, during the start of a new Mother Goose program at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. Among those also taking part were Rae-Ann Wood with her son, Christopher, and Heather Latter, who was there with her newborn daughter, Alexis.

Special reader

Students at St. Francis School got a treat yesterday as they read “The Hockey Sweater” with Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ forward Dan Usiski. The goal of the team’s reading sessions this week was to introduce students to positive role models.

Look what I can do

Grade 4 French Immersion student Joleigh Hayes, left, showed off a poster with things she has learned from her teacher, Mme. Busch, to her mother Lisa George, and sister, Annelise, during the open house and meet-and-greet at St. Francis School yesterday evening.

Oops

A garbage truck, looking to pick up the dumpster at Mohawk, got caught on the canopy while passing through yesterday morning. It appeared the truck’s forks had been up, which caused the vehicle to be above the clearance height. Repairs still were being done this morning at Mohawk, which had to shut down its gas services during the work because it posed a safety hazard to customers.

One new fire reported

One new fire was reported in Dryden District early yesterday morning while a second report was called in later in the day about possible smoke in the northern sector of Sioux Lookout District, the Ministry of Natural Resources noted this morning.

Dryden District fire #14, a human-caused blaze smouldering in a slash pile, was reported and suppressed by a logging company.