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Process to hire new CAO moves on

The town is on its next step to hire a new Chief Administrative Officer.

The deadline for applications was Friday (April 8) and town council got its first look at the applications received during an in-camera session at last night’s meeting,

“We’re moving forward in replacing our CAO, Mr. McCaig, who’s done a tremendous job for this community,” said Mayor Roy Avis.

Lakers still awaiting opponent

The Fort Frances Lakers don’t really care who their opponent will be in the SIJHL final.

That’s a good thing because the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Thunder Bay North Stars are in no hurry to tell them.

The North Stars staved off elimination with a 4-2 victory over the Ice Dogs in Game 5 of their best-of-seven semi-final yesterday in Dryden.

Hazardous waste day set

While residents will be able to get rid of most types of waste during “Fight the Blight” next month, they must wait until September to dispose of any hazardous materials.

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17.

Team Black primed

It’s been quite a chore for anyone else to beat Team Black in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League this season.

Trying to do it when one has just played a down-to-the-wire barnburner only makes it tougher.

Team White pulled out a 72-71 overtime nail-biter against Team Red in its opening game of the final night of the regular season Monday at Fort High.

Folk rock act to play ‘Grind’

Greenbank will bring their brand of upbeat folk rock to the stage at From the Grind Up here next Friday (April 15) at 7 p.m.

The Thunder Bay-based group played here last year for the “Harmony of Nations Music Festival” and are coming through again.

“We had a really good time when we came through town last time,” noted band member Jim Breslin.

Lakers on verge of final

If the English River Miners are feeling something pressing against their backs today, chances are good it’s probably a wall.

The Miners are down to their last gasp after falling 5-1 to the Fort Frances Lakers last night at the Cochenour to trail 3-0 in their best-of-seven SIJHL semi-final series.

Dress giveaway all set

Need a dress for prom or another special occasion?

Why not drop by “Curvy Chick” here this Saturday (April 9) for the third-annual dress giveaway.

Owner Jennifer Horton has been receiving donations of dresses for the past month in anticipation of the giveaway, which will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 306 Scott St.

Kellar nets six goals

With over a month passing between games, Sara Kellar had plenty of pent-up energy to unleash—not to mention a stockpile of super shots.

Kellar racked up six goals as the La Place Rendez-Vous Rage doubled the Fine Foods Fury 8-4 in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night at Fort High.