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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - February 5, 2016

Crossing blueline

Joey Payeur

Muskie Janelle Kaemingh used a lightning-fast first stride to eventually blow past Carissa Heino (13) and captain Megan Kasprick of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints to score shorthanded for the game’s opening goal in the second period of Fort High’s 6-1 win in NorWOSSA action last night at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

Leaders back on track


The bullet train is back on track.

How I Set Your Mother rebounded from a rare imperfect showing the previous week to post yet another maximum six-point effort last night to solidify its hold atop the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League.

The league leaders improved to 94 points on the season.

Muskies sweep Saints

Joey Payeur

It was like somebody stuck the game from two nights earlier in a photocopier.

The Muskie girls’ hockey team again overcame a quiet start to beat the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) 6-1 last night for the second time in three evenings—this time at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

Not only did the score match Tuesday’s outcome in Kenora, the way it unfolded was almost identical.

Hoops squads clinch top spot

Joey Payeur

It started ugly and didn’t finish pretty, but it was two points Darryl Galusha gladly will take.

After his team fell behind 7-0, came back to lead midway through, and then had to hang on at the end, the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team pulled out a 42-38 win over the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action here yesterday.

Black suffers first loss


It was a horseshoes and hand grenades kind of night for Team Red, except with all the ringers and none of the explosions.

John Sivonen netted 33 points as Team Red (5-6) eked out a 77-76 win over previously-undefeated Team Black in Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League action Monday night at Fort High.

Josh Mastin led Team Black (9-1) with 33 points of his own.

Mayors push feds on infrastructure cash

Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal infrastructure minister says his government is willing to cut the strings on new infrastructure cash to help cities repair and build roads, bridges, sewers, and public transit facilities.

Resolute faces threat of expulsion

Ross Marowits
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Resolute Forest Products is facing the threat of expulsion from the group that manages a widely-used international forest certification system.

Leafs earn shootout win

Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Moments after his 1,000th NHL game and 546th win, Maple Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock laid out his long-range blueprint.

Asked if he had another 1,000 games in him, Babcock cited his contract with Toronto.

“Well, I’ve got this year and seven more here,” he noted.

“And then I’m going to stay for two more because the team’s going to be that good.”

Fowler overcomes bad shots

The Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead yesterday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back.

After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in five-under.

Both kickers hoping Super Bowl victory comes down to them

Arnie Stapleton
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—They both visualized Adam Vinatieri growing up—these even-keeled kickers who are hoping to emulate “Mr. Clutch” in Super Bowl 50.

Maybe it’s not the mighty legs of Cam Newton or the beautiful mind of Peyton Manning that will decide who wins Sunday when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos play for the silver trophy in this golden anniversary game.

Shoppers seek out flyers for deals in the face of high food costs, weak loonie

By Lauren La Rose The Canadian Press

TORONTO As the founder of savings blog Coupon Nannie, Dana Calder is always looking for a good bargain and she’s had plenty of company lately.

The number of questions on her Facebook page have skyrocketed since January, and she says most of the inquiries are related to food.