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WiFi initiative on tap

Town council will get more information about the Shaw Go WiFi initiative at its regular meeting tonight.

Ian Phillips, government relations manager for Shaw, sent a letter to the town back in January, noting Shaw would like to enter into a municipal WiFi agreement so Shaw can offer WiFi in municipal facilities at no cost to the town or the facility user.

Bantam Warriors finish fifth

Kristofer Cochrane’s timing was impeccable.

Cochrane scored what reportedly were his first two goals of the season in his team’s last tournament game to lead the Fort Frances Wu Warriors to a 4-1 victory over the Fort Frances Holmlund Leafs in the fifth-place final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association’s six-team Bantam ‘A’ boys’ tournament Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Johnston in early lead

Dylan Johnston had his own idea for an opening ceremony—beat the defending champs.

That’s exactly what the Thunder Bay skip and his team of third Tirzah Keffer (Fort Frances), Mike Badiuk (Devlin) at second, and Sheree Hinz (Thunder Bay) at lead ended up doing last night in the first draw of mixed provincial championship at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Wrestler off to regionals

Noah Armstrong is ready for his next challenge.

The Fort Frances resident, who represents Mighty Mustangs Wrestling in International Falls, finished first in the 4th grade, 85- to 90-pound division at the NYWA Districts amateur wrestling meet in Deer River, Mn. over the weekend.

With the victory, Armstrong now advances to the regional meet March 19 in Bemidji.

First-round matches set

The playoffs now beckon with the conclusion of the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League’s regular season last night.

All the first-round ‘A’-side matchups are set for the double elimination post-season, which gets underway March 24 at Fort High and St. Michael’s School.

Late goal lifts Lakers

Julian Uhryniuk put the brakes on the Fort Frances Lakers’ bus before it went over the cliff.

He netted the game-winning goal with 1:48 left in the third period to give the Lakers a 4-3 win over the host Minnesota Iron Rangers on Tuesday night.

The Lakers (41-8-0-2) had a 3-1 lead midway through the second but the Iron Rangers (19-28-2-2) fought back to tie it.

Plenty planned for March Break here

Some people might be heading to sunny southern destinations or the big city for March Break.

But for those taking a “staycation” this year, there will be plenty to do around here.

Both the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre and Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team have organized a variety of activities next week.

Fury chew up Rockettes

Katie Beninger is a big believer in bulk production.

Beninger racked up four goals to lead the Fine Foods Fury to an 8-4 victory over the Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night at Fort High.

It’s been feast or famine lately for the third-place Fury (4-4), who scored eight goals two weeks ago, then were shut out last week.