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Lifetime pet licensing proving popular

Whether you got a new animal companion for Christmas, or your favourite cat or dog is celebrating another year with you, it's time to get a new pet licence.

And while the town continues to offer annual licensing, lifetime licensing, which first was offered starting last year, is becoming a popular option, bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere told the Times on Monday.

Muskie girls heading off

The Muskie girls' hockey team will look to hit the ground running this weekend following their two-week Christmas break.

The black-and-gold will be in action at the annual Loop Weekend tournament in Thunder Bay set for this Friday through Sunday, where they'll face the Midget Fury, Confederation College, and both the 'A' and 'AA' Midget Queens.

'Polar Plunge' is a go

Want to start off 2019 with a splash?

The Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances is going ahead with its “Polar Plunge” tomorrow. The annual fundraiser once again will be held at 1 p.m. on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., with the first jumper to be sent to the hole at 1 p.m. sharp.

Possible mill deal 'positive' news

Word Thursday that Repap Resources Group has notified Resolute Forest Products that it wishes to buy the local paper mill's assets and start producing packaging grades (sack kraft papers) next year already has got people thinking positively about 2019 and beyond.

“It's definitely positive news,” Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce president Mark Caron told the Times.