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Ice Dogs even up series

An inspired Dryden GM Ice Dogs' squad doubled the Thunder Bay North Stars 4-2 last night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven SIJHL final at the Fort William Gardens.

The series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.

Game 6 is slated for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. back in Thunder Bay.

Sides outline Point Park stances

In response to a pamphlet put out last week by the Town of Fort Frances, a proposal for Point Park from the Agency One bands (Couchiching, Mitaanjigamiing, Naicatchewenin, and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations) has been put forth online.

The information can be found at

Roadwork tender on tap

The stretch of Third Street East from Williams Avenue to Colonization Road East will undergo a complete overhaul this year.

Town council is expected to award a tender to Bay City Contractors Inc., at an estimated cost of $2,183,666.80 (incl. HST and a $180,000 contingency allowance), at its regular meeting tonight.

Square artists voting underway

Which local musicians would you like to see performing on the Rainy Lake Square stage this spring and summer?

Now's your chance to have your say.

An online public survey was launched yesterday to determine performers for two of the five concert dates in the “Rainy Lake Series” that will showcase a combination of local and touring performers at the new Rainy Lake Square here.

'Dogs grab series lead

The Fort Frances Lakers quickly are learning why the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have been the cream of the crop in the SIJHL the past few seasons.

A pair of weekend wins, including a 7-2 romp Friday night and then a 5-2 win on Saturday, has the Ice Dogs up 2-0 in their best-of-seven semi-final playoff series heading into Game 3 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Laker nabs award

Fort Frances native Brandon Bodnar's impressive season just got a whole lot better.

The SIJHL announced yesterday that the Thunder Bay North Stars' goalie has been named its top goaltender award recipient for the 2017-18 season.

On the year, the former Fort Frances Laker led all goalies in wins while going 23-7-2-1 overall with a 2.64 GAA and .918 save percentage.

Spikers set for playoffs

How I Set Your Mother, Take A Hit, and Bump It Up all garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action Thursday night.

The Volley Llamas, Gillons', Let's Talk About Sets, Kiss My Pass, and Safe Sets each nabbed three points.

Scared Hitless snared two while Duck and Dive earned one.

Bumping Uglies and No Diggity both were skunked.

Square usage on agenda

Town council is being recommended to endorse guidelines for usage of the Rainy Lake Square at its regular meeting tonight.

The guidelines include allowing bar and restaurant businesses with catering endorsements to sell alcohol at events at the Rainy Lake Square, as well as the prohibition of smoking in the square.

The guidelines also outline reservations and user fees.

Muskie squad nabs fourth

It was a great showing for the Muskie girls' hockey team last week at the OFSAA 'A/AA' championships in Timmins.

Seeded third for the 16-team tournament, the squad fell short of their goal of a provincial title with a 3-0 loss to second-ranked St. Anne's CSS in Friday morning's semi-final.