Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Ready to paddle
    Ready to paddle

    Paddlers from the “Good Samaritan” team stopped to smile before setting out for their final race against the UNFC’s “Friendly Oars” during the fourth-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival here Saturday. Seven teams took part, with the MNR’s “Smokey Bears” capturing first place for the second-straight year.

    Ready to paddle
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic
    Teddy Bears’ Picnic

    Peyton Ducharme, left, Keirsten Ducharme, Eva Gertsner, and Timea Enge brought their stuffed animals to the annual “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” at the Fort Frances Public Library on Saturday.

    Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • Web trick
    Web trick

    Talon Jenson, left, along with his brother, Ryker, learned how to shoot webs from their fingers just like Spiderman at “CN Family Day” yesterday at Point Park. CN staff and their families enjoyed a barbecued lunch, along with other activities such as water slides, face-painting, and a velcro wall.

    Web trick
  • ‘Relay’ walkers
    ‘Relay’ walkers

    Annette Mallory, left, and Jane Hayes of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ “Rocking Grama’s” team took to the track at Fort High on Saturday during the annual Fort Frances “Relay for Life.” Storms did force the event indoors later in the day but the 16 teams taking part still raised about $40,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

    ‘Relay’ walkers
  • FFHS grad
    FFHS grad

    Fort High grad Isaac Firth shook hands with teacher Cathy Bruyere before receiving his Ontario Secondary School Diploma during yesterday evening’s convocation ceremony at the Ice For Kids Arena. The students then continued the celebrations into the wee hours of the night at the annual “chem-free” grad party next door in the ’52 Canadians Arena.

    FFHS grad

Latest news

More fires pop up

At the time of this report yesterday, six new fires had been confirmed in the Northwest Region.
These fires—located in the far north of the Nipigon and Sioux Lookout districts—range in size from 0.1 to 60 hectares.

Hampton to run federally

New Democrats in Kenora riding have chosen Howard Hampton to be their candidate to face incumbent MP Greg Rickford in the federal election expected on Oct. 19.
“Howie understands the unique challenges facing middle-class families in the north and knows how to get things done,” said federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

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