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Sabres wind up trip with OT loss

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres are left to lick their wounds after salvaging just one point on their three-games-in-three-nights road trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dryden Ice Dogs on Friday night.

“We didn’t achieve the points we wanted to,” Sabres’ head coach Wayne Strachan said of the road trip that also saw losses to the Fort William North Stars and Thunder Bay Bearcats.

Lightning caused outage

Residents living in the central part of town lost power late Saturday night after lightning struck the feeder on Victoria Avenue, the Fort Frances Power Corp. reported this morning.

FFPC general superintendent Brian Mueller said the strike destroyed a cut-out switch on the feeder, which is located at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Fifth Street East.

Taking the plunge

After getting her hair done at Nirvana on Saturday, Gaby Hanzuk took the time to sign up for the annual “Polar Plunge” on New Year’s Day as Voyageur Lions’ Club member Val Martindale and Leo the Lion (Teila Michl) looked on.

Student sleuths

St. Michael’s students Maggie LeMesurier, left, and Taryn Bruyere, from Mrs. Romaniuk’s Grade 3 math class, were busy making notes and uncovering clues to guess what their secret identity was (a famous character pinned to their backs) at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday.

Perfect start

Muskie forward Kristen Penner fought to win the draw against the Dryden Eagles’ Randi Sullivan during the final of the Muskie girls’ fourth-annual tournament over the weekend here. The black-and-gold blanked their NorWOSSA rivals 3-0 yesterday to claim the tournament title with a perfect 5-0 record.

Healthy eating

Rita Bagacki, left, handed Sabrina Stoessinger, LTC/health services co-ordinator for the Sunset Country Métis, her order form for a “Healthy Living Food Box” at the third-annual Seniors’ Lifestyle Expo on Saturday at Fort Frances High School.

CT scanner celebration

Riverside CEO Wayne Woods, “Just Imagine” campaign chair and current Foundation chair Deane Cunningham, and former Foundation chair Larry Cousineau did the honours of cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the new CT scanner at La Verendrye Hospital yesterday afternoon as Riverside staff and board members Patti Johnson, far left, Teresa Hazel, John McTaggart, Sandra Beadle, Robin Wright, Su

Sabres lose again on road

Thunder Bay haven’t been kind to the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres so far this season.

The Sabres lost their second game in as many nights to a Thunder Bay-based team, this time the Bearcats, by a 6-1 score last night. They are now a combined 0-5 against the Bearcats and Thunder Bay’s other team, the Fort William North Stars.