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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.

Board to salute Early Years ‘camp’

Mine Centre School will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” for its Early Years camp at tonight’s regular monthly meeting.

“This year, the Early Years team has taken outdoor learning to a new level by developing an outdoor classroom, as part of the Early Years program,” stated a report to the board from principal Barb Dennis.

Faragher called up

Fort Frances native Ryan Faragher on Friday was called up by the AHL’s San Diego Gulls from the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL).

It will be the 25-year-old netminder’s second stint with the Gulls this season after he went 1-3 earlier in the year with a 3.37 GAA and .895 save percentage.

Spaghetti dinner set

The Fort High “First Responders” are inviting everyone to their spaghetti dinner fundraiser tomorrow from 4-7 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria.

Tickets cost $12 each, which can be purchased in advance at the high school office or through the First Responders.

Take-outs also are available.

There also will be a cake/pie action and a raffle for a Doug Gilmore Maple Leaf jersey.

Jackson rink loses opener

It was an April Fool’s prank one day earlier, but Lorne Jackson and his team weren’t laughing.

The Fort Frances skip and his rink of third Derek Jackson, second Mark Pederson and lead Todd Moxham were defeated 6-2 by Gary Weiss of Thunder Bay in yesterday’s opening draw at the six-team Travelers Curling Club provincial men’s championship in Thunder Bay.

Gas cheap here

It’s no joke—Fort Frances has the lowest gas prices in Ontario.

A survey of gas pricing website GasBuddy.com shows the average price across the province is 95.7 cents per litre.

But here in town, gas is selling for 78.9 cents per litre.

A look around the region shows a broad range of prices.