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New truck, gear for fire dept.

The Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service will be getting a new pumper truck, replacing the older of its current two.

Town council will be asked tonight to award Tender 19-AF-02 (a triple combination custom pumper fire truck) to Fort Garry Fire Trucks for a total net tender cost of $600,820.55.

This was the lower of two bids submitted before the tender closed on March 5.

Renegades, Ballerz advance to final

The Fort Frances Men's Basketball League saw two tight defensive semi-final games played Tuesday night at Fort High.

Only one of the four semi-final teams were able to break the 50-point barrier and unfortunately for all those watching the games, they also saw a number of significant injuries take place as players gave it their all on the court.

Tough going for Thunderhawks' rink at nationals

It was a tough outing for the Confederation College Thunderhawks' men's curling rink at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national curling championships that were held Friday through yesterday in Fredericton, N.B.

The rink, which includes former Muskies Kurtwood McGuire (skip) and Jason Bazylewski (second), went 0-7 to finish last in the eight-team field.

Resolute rejects offer on mill

Resolute Forest Products has declined an offer from Repap to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

In a letter sent to Mayor June Caul earlier today, Resolute president and CEO Yves Laflamme said the bid from Repap “fell short on multiple fronts.”

“Over the past two months, Resolute made a number of accommodations to support Repap's requests,” he wrote.

Resolute rejects Repap mill offer

Resolute Forest Products has declined an offer from Repap to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

In a letter sent to Mayor June Caul earlier today, Resolute president and CEO Yves Laflamme said the bid from Repap “fell short on multiple fronts.”

“Over the past two months, Resolute made a number of accommodations to support Repap’s requests,” he wrote.

Repap makes offer for Fort Frances mill

Sean Twomey, vice-president of Repap, announced Friday morning that Repap has made a formal offer to Resolute Forest Products to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

It will operate as Rainy River Packaging Inc. and when operational, the kraft mill and two paper machines will produce kraft paper to be used in packaging everything from cement bags to paper grocery bags.