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McMahon honoured

Sheila McMahon, executive director of the United Native Friendship Centre here, is among 11 individuals and eight organizations who will receive the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism from the province.

The award is to recognize commitment to volunteering and longstanding service to communities.

Rockettes lock up first place

Yenta Davidson apparently was just biding her time offensively.

Having not scored all season, she exploded for a hat trick to lead the Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes to a 5-0 shutout over the La Place Rendez-Vous Rage last night in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action at Fort High.

It was a showdown to decide first place on the final night of the regular season.

Lakers to face Ice Dogs in final

They were the best two teams during the regular season—now they’ll get to see who is the best of the post-season.

The two-time defending SIJHL champion Fort Frances Lakers will face the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in the final for a second-straight year after Dryden beat the host Thunder Bay North Stars 5-3 in Game 6 of their best-of-seven semi-final series Tuesday night.

‘Little Theatre’ welcoming more

Those who may have missed Fort Frances Little Theatre’s meeting last Tuesday at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church) still can get involved.

Cathy Richards said the meeting—held to attract more community members—went really well.

“We’re sitting at 20-plus interested people so that’s great,” she enthused, though adding there still are plenty of positions that need filling.

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.