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Fire safety being urged

With Borderland in a deep freeze for about a week now, residents are doing what they can to stay warm and deal with cold-weather problems such as frozen pipes.

But after responding to two fires since Saturday, the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to keep fire safety in mind.

Seniors' drop-off points wanted

The Fort Frances Age Friendly Committee is hoping to create drop-off areas in downtown Fort Frances where older adults can be dropped off and picked up safely.

Following up on its 2017-2020 action plan, the committee has reviewed the issue and is recommending to town council that two drop-off locations be established:

Gas tax funds to help transit

The town once again will get funds to help run its handi-van and “Dial-A-Ride” programs.

In a written report from Community Services manager Jason Kabel, he indicated Fort Frances has benefitted from the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Dedicated Gas Tax Funds Program by receiving annual funding to subsidize public transportation for the past several years.

Museum workshops filling up fast

If you intend on taking a certain workshop at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre this winter and spring, you'd best act fast.

Registration for the most recent lineup of workshops only was announced two weeks ago but the classes—which have been gaining in popularity in recent years—are filling up, Laura Gosse, community engagement co-ordinator for the museum, told the Times.

Lakers fall to Norskies

Alec Severson's goal with three-and-a-half minutes to go in the second period proved to be the game-winner as the Thief River Falls Norskies edged the visiting Fort Frances Lakers 2-1 last night.

The third-place Norskies (20-12-3-1) opened the scoring just under eight minutes into the first when Bryce Johnson netted his 13th of the season.