Latest News

— Photo Heather Latter

Jenna Bailey, right, and Tatum Ronmark got to work on their chalkboard art project this morning during the “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!)” self-esteem retreat for young women being held this weekend at Sunny Cove Camp. All participants were asked to select an inspirational quote that would be transferred onto a black canvas. Some of the other activities include drama, yoga, and creative-writing workshops, as well as presentations about online safety and overcoming adversity.

— Photo Duane Hicks

“The Great Plains,” consisting of Darrel and Saskia Delaronde, delighted the audience at Knox United Church here yesterday evening with their unique blend of folk, Celtic bluegrass, and Gospel music. About 100 people attended the concert, which was a fundraiser for the Knox Renewal Fund to help pay for the major renovations that have been done at the church.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Fort Frances CAO Doug Brown, left, clerk Lisa Slomke, and bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere held the Franco-Ontarian flag this morning to commemorate Franco-Ontarian Day in the Town of Fort Frances, as per the request of the Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario (AFNOO). The occasion is being marked in 16 cities and towns across the region. Sept. 25 was designated as Franco-Ontarian Day in May, 2010 when Queen’s Park enacted the Franco-Ontarian Day Act. This date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the first unveiling of the Franco-Ontarian flag in Sudbury back in 1975.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Tammy Grinsell, left, and Jessica Park sampled each of the chili entries during the “Great Canadian Chili Cook-off” yesterday at the Legion. About 200 people of all ages attended the annual event, which was organized once again by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Muskie Jacy Gagne considered her options against the defensive pressure of Olivia Fortner during Fort High’s 30-20 victory here Tuesday over the Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA junior girls’ basketball regular-season opener.

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” across the southern sectors of the region and in parts of the north.

It is “low” in the remaining areas.

Hunters are reminded to be aware that FireRangers still can be out fighting fires in the bush where you’re hunting, as well as driving down the same back roads.

For general fire information updates, call toll-free 1-888-258-8842.

There’s no stopping No Diggity.

The squad sits alone atop the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League after being the only one to nab the maximum six points in its two matches during action last night at Fort High and St. Michael’s School.

With 12 points, No Diggity holds a four-point lead over three teams tied for second, including Let’s Talk About Sets, One Hit Wonders, and defending champion How I Set Your Mother.