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Several facing charges

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 24, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to investigate a traffic complaint on Portage Avenue North.

As a result, a 20-year-old Fort Frances male was charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg and operating a vehicle while impaired.

He also was charged with resisting a police officer.

Muskie boys sweep Saints

Matt Spence scored twice to pace the Muskie boys' hockey team to a narrow 5-4 win over the Saint Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora in Game 2 of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series Thursday afternoon.

With with win, the top-ranked Muskies swept the series and now advance to face the second-place Sioux Lookout Warriors in a rematch of a last year's best-of-three NorWOSSA final.

Council to hear presentations

Town council will hear presentations from the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre and NCDS at its regular meeting tonight.

Library CEO Caroline Goulding will present council with a report entitled, “The Value of Your Library—Social and Economic Return on Your Investment.”

NCDS executive director Nicke Paddock then will speak about NCDS' community involvement.

Muskie boys double up Saints in opener

Sheldon Kelly scored the eventual winner with 3:40 left in the third period to send the Muskie boys' hockey team to a 6-3 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the opener of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Mikel Ward also netted a hat trick as the black-and-gold gained the upper hand in the series.

'Pride Week' plans underway

Planning for “Pride Week 2019” has begun, with the first meeting drawing a crowd of about 30 people to the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday night.

Organizers, volunteers, and allies of the LGBTQ2 community reviewed last year's festivities and Borderland Pride's finances, brainstormed ideas for new events, and discussed goals for this year's Pride Week.

Council to vote on mill resolution

Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.