With autumn’s chill already in the air, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce wants to put a little spice into local residents’ lives and heat things up with a chili cook-off next month.
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Two fires—Nipigon District fire #20 and Thunder Bay District fire #36—were declared “out” in the West Fire Region by the end of Friday.
This leaves just seven fires still “active” in the region, including three in Kenora District, two in Thunder Bay District, one each in Nipigon District and Sioux Lookout District.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres finished off pre-season action with a 4-3 win over the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs on Saturday night.
After falling behind 2-0 early in the opening period, the Sabres began their comeback midway through the first.
Then just seconds into the second period, Chris Sinclair netted his first of three goals to pull the Sabres even.
The Muskie football team ended a long losing streak with a 7-4 win over the visiting Kenora Broncos in Winnipeg High School Football League action Friday afternoon. Players and coaches alike jumped up and down to celebrate the long-awaited victory.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres kept the pressure on here Saturday night as they edged the Dryden Ice Dogs 4-3 in their final game of the pre-season. The black-and-red open their second SIJHL season by hosting the Thunder Bay this Friday (Sept. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
Local air cadets Corbin Bannon, left, and Austin Morrison dug into a pancake breakfast at their own fundraiser Saturday during the annual ‘Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ’ at the Fort Frances Airport. About 230 people turned out for the event, which featured good food, airplanes, helicopters, old cars, motorcycles, and radio-controlled planes.
Supporters gathered yesterday evening as longtime Fort Frances resident Jean Boileau (second from left) cut the ribbon to official open local Liberal candidate Ken Boshcoff’s campaign office at 271 Scott St. (formerly Lawrence’s Barber Shop).
With the federal election coming up Oct. 14, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce once again is providing a chance for local candidates to speak on issues at a forum tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30.
The forum will be run much like previous ones, Chamber manager Dawn Booth said this morning.
One new fire was reported in Sioux Lookout District late Wednesday evening.
Reported as one tree on fire as the result of a lightning strike, the 0.1-hectare blaze was located about 40 km northwest of Savant Lake.
The Fort Frances Canadian Midget ‘AA’ hockey team will begin tryouts for the 2008-09 season on Monday (Sept. 15) at 6:45 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
All interested players must be registered with the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association prior to tryouts, and a $30 tryout fee must be paid.
Players are asked to be at the arena by 5:45 p.m. on Monday.