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Miners to face Lakers

Nothing like a good night’s rest in Fort Frances to get a team ready to set franchise history.

The English River Miners camped out overnight on Tuesday at a local hotel, then headed south yesterday to complete a riveting postseason comeback by beating the Minnesota Iron Rangers 3-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their SIJHL first-round series in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.

Taste test

Megan Moriarty, left, of Northwoods Gallery and Gifts offered up some popcorn chicken for Jessica Shoemaker to sample with any of the sauces they carry during its 2016 Bridal Show there last night. About 40 brides-to-be and their guests showed up to meet with local businesses that provide wedding services to help them plan their big day.

Fatal fire on Pikangikum FN

A house fire late Tuesday night on Pikangikum First Nation is believed to have left nine people dead.

Officers from the Pikangikum Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Pikangikum Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on Dunsford Road at 11:44 p.m.

Six Lakers named all-stars

The SIJHL galaxy’s brightest lights were recognized yesterday, with several Fort Frances Lakers selected among the league’s elite.

Fort Frances placed four members of its squad on the CCM Hockey 1st All-Star Team, with two more making it onto the 2nd All-Star Team.

Leading the way for the Lakers on the 1st Team is forward Dylan Robertson.

Council pay outlined

A new report received by town council Monday night shows how much the mayor and councillors were paid in 2015, with Mayor Roy Avis again ranking as the highest-paid and having the most expenses.

Mayor Avis, who also sits on the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors and local Police Services Board, had remuneration totalling $32,427.32 last year.

Rink gets first win

Maybe there’s something to being an early riser and avoiding extra ends.

Northern Ontario rose with the Maritime dawn today, then rose to the occasion to secure its first win at the senior women’s curling championship in Digby, N.S.