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Girls’ scores

The past week in the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association featured both tight battles and convincing routs.

Marti Woods notched a pair of goals to lead the BDO Canada Stars to a 3-2 victory over Kaemingh Esso in PeeWee action last Thursday.

Makenna Hill had the other marker for the Stars while Abby Roach and Sam Kelly replied for Kaemingh.

Scott Street closure

The 200 block of Scott Street will be closed starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. for sewer service work at the former site of the Rainy Lake Hotel.

It will be reopen by 8 p.m. on Sunday.

During this time, Makkinga Contracting, a subcontractor of JMX Contracting, will be installing a new sewer main into the property.

Lakers vault up to No. 5

The Fort Frances Lakers keep winning and their star in the national sky keeps rising.

Riding a seven-game streak of victories, the Lakers jumped from No. 10 to No. 5 in the latest CJHL weekly top 20 rankings.

The Lakers, sitting in first place in the SIJHL with a 14-2 record, are moving in on its previous best spot in the rankings when it hit No. 2 last season.

Lakers romp to win

It was short and sweet for the Fort Frances Lakers here Saturday night.

The two-time defending SIJHL champs notched three short-handed goals, including two during the same penalty kill, as they romped to an 8-2 win over the Thunder Bay North Stars 8-2.

The Lakers (14-2) now have won seven-straight.

Vehicle fires probed

The OPP is investigating a series of suspicious fires that took place here early Saturday morning.

In both occurrences, vehicles were lit on fire.

One of the incidents took place at the Rainy River District School Board office on the Second Street East, where a trio of board vehicles were damaged.

Museum staff sought

The Fort Frances Museum is hoping town council will allocate extra dollars for another staff member in its 2016 budget.

The museum currently has a collections management co-ordinator, Bethany Waite, who is being employed through a grant until the end of next July.

The Museum Advisory Committee has requested council consider hiring a full-time person at the end of that term.

Leaders back in form

That whole thing about the leaders in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League losing their first set of the season last week?

Forget it—because it looks like they already have.

How I Set Your Mother was one of only two teams to gain the maximum six points during action last night.

Vision of peace

J.W. Walker student Emily Bliss’ poster was the top pick from her school in this year’s Fort Frances Lions Club annual peace poster contest. On the back, the 11-year-old wrote: “ “We should all share peace. Peace to me is leaving war behind Nobody should ever have to flee their country because of war.