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Work has begun to demolish the building located at 335 Scott St. in order to re-purpose the site into a parking lot for The Sleepy Owl motel located directly to the west. A motion to enter into a site plan control agreement with Good Day Wholesalers (Crozier) Ltd., which owns both properties, was passed at Monday night's council meeting.

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Jordon Bazylewski looked to drive towards the hoop during the fourth quarter of the Muskie junior boys' basketball team's 46-42 loss to the Dryden Eagles here Tuesday afternoon. All four Muskie court teams resumed NorWOSSA action this afternoon when they hosted the Kenora Broncos at the “Fish Tank,” with the outcomes not known as of press time.

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Crossroads vice-principal Sharla McKinnon, left, and principal Kerri Tolen received the Rainy River District School Board's monthly Recognition of Excellence award last Tuesday night. They were saluted for the “Awesomeness Through Art” events held at the Devlin school in which students learned about math and art.

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Kathryn Pierroz said her oath and pledged allegiance to the Queen before being sworn in as a trustee during the Rainy River District School Board's inaugural meeting at the Education Centre here last Tuesday night.

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Jacquee Loerzel, community family violence counsellor at Riverside Health Care here, helped light the candle held by her mother, Fort Frances Mayor June Caul, during the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women event at Knox United Church on Thursday evening. Those who attended lit their candles to honour victims of domestic abuse.

The Town of Fort Frances is pleased to have been informed that Repap Resources Group has notified Resolute Forest Products that it wishes to negotiate the purchase of the shuttered Fort Frances paper mill assets, with the intention of quickly moving to restart the facility in 2019.

“We look forward to assisting Repap Resources Group in their bid to purchase the Fort Frances paper mill,” Mayor June Caul said.

Issy Taylor netted a hat trick to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to a 10-0 rout of the host Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action last night.

Tatum Glowasky and Reece McQuaker each scored twice as the black-and-gold improved to 2-2-0-1 in league play.

Kathryn Fischer, Abby Kenny, and Jill Calder added singles.

Fort High next will head back to Kenora tomorrow for the annual K-Town Classic tournament.