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Choir seeking in-kind donation

The Fort Frances Choraliers are hoping the mayor and council are in the Christmas spirit.

Choir director Diane Maxey is asking council if it would like to sponsor the Choraliers by way of an in-kind donation.

The group of 75 singers will be performing a Christmas cantata, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Fire cause unknown

The fire department's investigation of the scene of a north-end blaze over the weekend has been completed, with the cause deemed “undetermined.”

On Saturday around 5:25 a.m., 18 members of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service responded to a structure fire at the former Acklands-Grainger building on Sixth Street West.

Damage to the building was extensive.

Fire loss

The former Acklands-Grainger building on Sixth Street West is being guarded by a private security firm after a fire there Saturday morning.

The cause of the blaze has not been released but it's clearly apparent the damage is extensive.

The building had been under renovation.

Muskie boys set for opener

The Ice For Kids Arena may have a sheen of rust on it when the Muskie boys' hockey team opens its NorWOSSA regular season this Tuesday night (Nov. 14) against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.

That's because the team hasn't played a game since winning the 'B'-side title at a tournament in Winnipeg back on Oct. 19-22.

Take a Hit tops teams

Take a Hit was the lone team to garner the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

How I Set Your Mother, No Diggity, and Scared Hitless all earned five points from their two matches.

Kiss My Pass, Safe Sets, and Bumping Uglies each took three points on the night.

Junior teams strike gold

Both Muskie junior teams brought home NorWOSSA gold from Kenora on Tuesday.

The girls' basketball squad capped an undefeated season with a 51-26 win over the host Broncos in the final.

In boys' volleyball, meanwhile, the black-and-gold downed Kenora 3-1 in their final.

The Muskies took the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-12.