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Al's snares crown

Al's Racquet Stringing proved last week that it's not how you start, it's how you finish.

After ending the regular season behind front-running La Place Rendez-Vous in the standings, it was second-place Al's who had the last laugh in the Borderland Soccer League's women's division championship final last Tuesday evening.

Fire ban remains in place

Just one new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by early evening yesterday.

Fort Frances Fire #60 is located near Rainy Lake, about 30 km north of Fort Frances.

The fire was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

Three new fires were confirmed by mid-afternoon Saturday, including one in Fort Frances District.

Braves tame Tigers in opener

The Fort Frances Braves are well on their way to defending their Rainy River District Fastball League crown from a year ago.

Cole Tymkin hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the East Division champs to a thrilling 3-2 win over the Dawson Tigers in the opening game of the best-of-three RRDFL championship final Tuesday evening at Couchiching.

Fire ban in effect in town

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service has issued a complete fire ban for the Town of Fort Frances.

All outside burning is prohibited, including brush and grass burning, backyard fire pits, or cook stoves that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal).

Burn permits also have been cancelled.

Barbecues that use propane are permitted with extreme caution.