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Pandemic Forces Thief River Falls Norskies and Wisconsin Lumberjacks

Pandemic Forces Thief River Falls Norskies and Wisconsin Lumberjacks

from the 2020-21 SIJHL season.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 28, 2020 (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League is announcing today that the Thief River Falls Norskies. Thief River Minnesota,  and the Wisconsin, Lumberjacks, Spooner Wisconsin are pausing their activities for the 2020-21 SIJHL season due to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“This is a sad day for the Norskies, the Lumberjacks and indeed the entire SIJHL,” said League Commissioner Darrin Nicholas.

While there are several challenges facing each SIJHL franchise brought on by the pandemic that caused a delay to the start of the season and a greatly reduced schedule and now a second lockdown in the Province of Ontario, it is the ongoing closure of the US / Canadian border to non-essential travel that continues to make it impossible for the league’s only two US-based teams to see a pathway to meaningful participation in any league regular season or playoff schedule.

“My heart goes out to the players, staff, management and all those associated with both teams and especially David Beito of the Norskies and Doug and Sophia Lein of the Lumberjacks who have worked tirelessly to try and find a way to get their respective teams on the ice. Unfortunately, the challenges facing our US members appear insurmountable this winter / spring.” Nicholas continued.

“We did everything in our power to find a way to play hockey at the high level the SIJHL provides. We have run out of solutions and regretfully cancel our 2020-2021 season with an eye to a very exciting and successful season starting in 2021,” said Norskies team Governor David Beito.

Beito continued: “The Norskies appreciates the SIJHL for sticking with us and looking for any opportunity to get the Norskies into action this year. We wish our Canadian SIJHL teams the best of luck in the remainder of this season.”

The Wisconsin Lumberjacks are also disappointed but optimistic. “The Wisconsin Lumberjacks are looking forward to getting ready to compete again in the 2021-2022 season and are ready to put this lost season behind us. On behalf of everyone within our organization, we want to thank our Commissioner and the league for the tireless work in trying to find a way for us to compete this season. It just wasn’t in the cards. Best of luck to our Canadian partners and their respective clubs as they

Nicholas was quick to emphasize two points about the situation: “Firstly, neither the Norskies nor the Lumberjacks ‘opted-out’ of our season. That would imply the existence of a pathway for them to have participated in our schedule, and they have chosen not to. Nothing could be further from the truth. Secondly, both of our US-based teams are integral partners in the SIJHL, and we look forward to having them back on the ice in September 2021.”

The SIJHL schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 season featuring the league’s 5 Canadian-based teams plus guest teams will be released in the coming days.

 

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~  April 12, 2021  (LSN)  Magnus Theatre’s got just the ticket for those wanting to stave off the pandemic blues. Streaming until April 18th, February: A Love Story invites patrons into a hidden courtyard to join a pair of mismatched millennials as they navigate the complex world of dating in the era of distancing.

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  April 12, 2021  (LSN)  Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours is pleased to announce new changes for its 62nd season. Starting May 15, passengers can board the iconic yellow and blue tour boats for a 90-minute tour through the Soo Locks to enjoy highlights of the American and Canadian shorelines.

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Chippewa County Health Department vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  April 9, 2021  (LSN)  This past week Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) was approached by the Lake Carriers’ Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate on vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships. Since that proposal which was presented on Monday, CCHD staff will have vaccinated approximately 50 crew members on five ships with additional crew members to be vaccinated next week. The crews are receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine and second dose Moderna vaccine.

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~   April 7, 2021  (LSN)  The War Memorial has installed bleeding control kits throughout the hospital and at offsite clinic locations. Each kit contains resources to stop or control bleeding such as tourniquets, trauma bandages, gauze, shears, an emergency blanket, and personal protective equipment.

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COVID-19 V SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 Identified in Chippewa County

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  April 6, 2021 (LSN)   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 in two Chippewa County residents.

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2021 Spring Turkey Season Opener April 21

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~  April 6, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding Wisconsinites to get ready for the upcoming 2021 spring turkey hunt happening April 21 - June 1.

The 2021 spring turkey hunt includes six, seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. Each of the DNR’s seven turkey management zones will be open for hunting.

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Governor Signs Emergency Order Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  April 5, 2021  (LSN)  Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #110 declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin.

Today, all of Wisconsin is at very high fire danger. The combination of dry vegetation, unseasonably warm temperatures, low relative humidity and increasing south or southeast winds will lead to continued elevated fire weather conditions. 

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  March 31, 2021  (LSN)   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department recently awarded over $509,000 in funding for the new Lake Monitoring & Protection Network (LMPN) subprogram. This statewide network of natural resources professionals will help local communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect their local waters' health.

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Nearly 40,000 Acres Of Private Land Will Open To Turkey Hunters

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~      March 31, 2021  (LSN)   The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that nearly 38,000 acres of private land will be open for public access to hunters this turkey season thanks to a partnership between the department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

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