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THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The SIJHL, in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced Monday that Fort Frances and the Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) has been named the host of the 2020 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship.
Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Northwest Unit Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the theft of three firearms.
On Friday at approximately 12 a.m., police received a report that three firearms were taken from a pick-up truck situated on Pickerel Lake Road.
The forest fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the eastern portion of the region. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.
There were no new forest fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon.
There are currently 25 active fires in the region. One fire is being held, seven fires are under control, and 17 fires are being observed.
Unifor forestry members are urging the province to take immediate action in the efforts to re-start the Fort Frances pulp and paper mill, and protect the rights of the publicly-owned forestlands in the region.
The balls were flying and the smell of an upset was in the air.
The Barwick Blue Knights pounded out a trio of home runs to soar past the two-time defending champion Fort Frances Braves 9-5 in the Rainy River District Fastball League best-of-three championship series last Thursday night at Oltsher Field in Barwick.
Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply.
The Renegades and Her-icanes played during a brisk summer night yesterday even as the action on the field was steaming.
Each team was equal to the challenge, and as the daylight started to fade away, neither team was able to add any runs during the extra innings.
While some town residents may never enter the Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre, it's a valuable asset to those who are unfamiliar with our community.
The centre offers in-depth tourist information about attractions within the town and northwestern Ontario as a whole.