Latest News

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Gurvinder Grewal braved the cold at the “Longest Night of the Year” sleep-out event held along Scott Street overnight Friday. He was seen tying a balloon to one of the 80 pairs of shoes to give people who passed by a representation of how many homeless people live here.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Sarah Eltahan, who is from Egypt, spoke to a class of Grade 5 students at St. Francis School last Wednesday about her experience coming to Canada. Students asked questions about the citizenship process, as well as learned about the similarities and differences between her home country and Fort Frances.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Tanis Fretter of the Best Start Network spoke at the “Community Change” workshop held Friday at the Copper River Inn. She spoke about the Best Start Network and opportunities to improve the community for children and their families.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Ashlee Grimard, left, Shannon King, and Michelle Strachan attended the Best Start Network's “Community Change” event held Friday at the Copper River Inn. Those who attended brainstormed about how to improve the health and well-being of children and families in the community. A strategy now is being formed based on the input the Best Start Network received from workshop participants.

— Photo of June Caul

About 60 people still were braving the elements along the 200 block of Scott Street by 4 a.m. on Saturday to raise awareness on the issue as well as raise more than $16,000 towards establishing a pop-up shelter at a local church.

Many town residents already have cast their ballot either online or over the phone for the local municipal and school board elections.

As of 11 a.m. today (Oct. 19), some 1,581 people out of the 5,179 eligible voters had cast their ballots, which put the total voter turnout at 30.22 percent since voting opened at 8:30 a.m. this past Monday (Oct. 15).

Voting continues until 8 p.m. this coming Monday (Oct. 22).

Three of the four Muskie court teams came away victorious against the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here Tuesday afternoon.

The junior girls' basketball squad downed Dryden 42-35 to improve their league record to 4-1.

Keisha Debungie led the black-and-gold offensively with a 20-point performance.

Justine Linklater and Tatum Glowasky each added eight points.