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Froh to head MNO

Margaret Froh of Barrie is the new president of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Ballots from the May 2 election were tallied Tuesday and yesterday, with the official results announced last night.

Froh garnered 1,834 votes to beat Hank Rowlinson of Sudbury (1,469).

Gary Lipinski of Fort Frances did not seek re-election and is retiring from Métis politics.

Muskie soccer teams clinch top spot

Rainy, chilly weather didn’t come close to cooling off the Muskie boys’ and girls’ soccer teams yesterday in Dryden.

Neither did the absence of both of their regular head coaches.

Both Muskie crews didn’t give up a goal, while each netting nine of their own, in sweeping their respective doubleheaders to improve to 4-0 on the NorWOSSA season and lock up first place.

Gulls trailing

Ryan Faragher is getting a front-row seat for what’s turning into a pretty good series.

The Fort Frances native currently is serving as the back-up goalie for the San Diego Gulls, who trail the Ontario Reign 2-1 in their best-of-seven AHL Calder Cup Pacific Division final.

Tymkin honoured

Cole Tymkin looked and played smart to become the SIJHL’s rookie of the year this past season with the Fort Frances Lakers.

Now the 17-year-old local resident is being hailed for his book smarts, too.

Tymkin was selected as the Lakers’ representative on the 2016 CJHL All-Academic All-Canadian Champions Team.

Larson’s team advances

Jordan Larson will get one more shot at a storybook ending.

The Fort Frances native and the rest of the Carleton Place Canadians will head to Lloydminster, Alta./Sask. later this week after qualifying for the RBC Cup by capturing the Eastern Canadian regional title yesterday in Woodstock, N.B.

Town to present budget

The 2016 town budget will be presented at tonight’s council meeting.

Treasurer Laurie Witherspoon will explain the budget process, outline sources of revenue and what the town’s expenses are, as well as compare uncontrollable costs from 2015 with those in 2016.

Fire ban in effect

As dry conditions prevail and more fires are reported each day, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry declared a Restricted Fire Zone for Northwestern Ontario on Saturday morning to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.

The RFZ will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Bujold stays alive

Aaron Bujold can’t afford any more mistakes—and played like it earlier today.

The Muskies’ lone representative at the OFSAA badminton championships in North Bay eliminated Aaron Trowhill of the Woodstock Red Devils in the first round of ‘C’ Flight action this morning.

Bujold then took on Augusta Li of the Sinclair Celtics (Whitby) this afternoon in the ‘C’ quarter-finals.