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Cain fish

Jason Cain of Fort Frances held up part of a 12.88-pound Day 3 haul during the top 10 boat parade on Saturday afternoon. Cain and his partner, Wayne Howard, left the docks that morning in first place but ended up finishing third with a three-day total of 50.33 pounds.

Manitou shaking off funk

The tide is starting to turn for Manitou Forest Products in the Borderland Soccer League.

After snapping a six-game losing streak last Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Centra Pipelines, they battled top-ranked CJ Contracting to a 1-1 tie in men's division action Monday night.

Jeremy Nussbaumer netted Manitou's (4-6-2) lone goal while Jacob Albright was solid between the pipes.

Body found

On Friday at 8 a.m., officers from the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Strachan Road, northwest of Emo.

Police attended and searched the area, locating a deceased male within the vicinity of the vehicle.

No foul play is suspected.

Caliper Lake blaze among five new fires

Five new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #22, located near Caliper Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares in size at last report.

Dryden Fire #24, located near Basket Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares.

The other three new fires were located in Red Lake District.

Eight new fires ignite

Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

One of those was Kenora Fire #80, a 0.1-hectare blaze located near Ash Bay on Lake of the Woods.

It was listed as “being held” at last report.

The other seven fires were located in Red Lake District (five) and Nipigon District (two).

New champs crowned at FFCBC

A pair of faces were all smiles Saturday afternoon at the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Bryan Gustafson and Brian McNanney produced a three-day haul of 51.57 pounds to claim their first-ever FFCBC title in front of a joyous crowd under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Lakers ink pair

Fort Frances Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan wanted to make it a priority to add more local talent to the roster this off-season in order to generate more interest in the team from the community.