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Muskies wallop Hornets

The Muskie football team showed no signs of rust in their first game of the WHSFL season.

Just a week after having to forfeit their opener against the host Churchill Bulldogs due to not having enough players showing up for practice, the black-and-gold were firing on all cylinders Friday afternoon in a 42-0 rout of the host Tec Voc Hornets (0-1).

Lakers pleased to be hosting annual SIJHL all-star game

The SIJHL announced last Wednesday that Fort Frances will serve as the host community for the league's annual all-star game.

The game is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan believes hosting the all-star festivities will bode well for the community and his players.

Lakers sweep pair of pre-season games

It is only the pre-season but wins still feel good.

The Fort Frances Lakers got off to a winning start in SIJHL exhibition play by sweeping both games of a home-and-home series against the Minnesota Iron Rangers over the weekend.

The Lakers used a well-balanced attack last night, getting goals from six different players in a 6-2 victory at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Fire crews heading west

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Kenora Fire #145 was located south of Greenwater Lake, near the CP Rail line about 27 km west of Kenora.

The 0.2-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

The other two fires were located in Thunder Bay District.

Teen charged with arson

On Aug. 14 around 7:40 p.m., Sioux Lookout OPP officers were dispatched to a house fire in the area of Cornerstone Lane in Sioux Lookout.

While attending the scene, officers observed the home to be filled with smoke.

The Sioux Lookout Fire Department entered the home and advised that there was clothing on fire and the fire had been put out.

Fire hazard on the rise

Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Dryden Fire #75 was located on an island on Pickerel Arm of Minnitaki Lake, about 50 km northeast of Dryden.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

The other fires were located in Thunder Bay District and Red Lake District.