A combination of nice weather, community spirit, and free food brought hundreds of people out for the Rainy River First Nations' 47th-annual fish fry on Friday afternoon. Those on hand patiently waited in a lengthy line to load up their plates with delicious bannock, salads, and fried fish during the event, which took place at the RRFN pow-wow grounds.
Summer student McKenna Begin served up an ice cream cone Friday afternoon at the Sorting Gap Marina, which now is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and again from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.
Paige McFayden (7) of the Fort Frances Muskies Grade 7 girls' soccer team was headed in the right direction when it came to making an offensive foray into the St. Francis Sentinels' end during the Rainy River District Athletic Association's elementary soccer showcase Friday at St. Francis. Teams from around the area gathered on a gorgeous spring day for the annual celebration of “The Beautiful Game.”
Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis and Couns. Ken Perry and John Albanese posed beside the big moose inside the tourism information centre here earlier this morning in celebration of its grand opening for the 2017 season. Other attractions opening in time for the Victoria Day long weekend include the Sorting Gap Marina, the “Hallett,” and the lookout tower along the La Verendrye Parkway.
Summer student Cameron Cawston checked over one of the info panels for the new exhibit, “Closing the Distance: 150 Years of 'Getting from A to B,'” at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, based on research done by museum staff and community volunteers, will take shape more over the next couple of weeks as more info panels and artifacts, including a steamboat display on loan from Kenora, are added.
On Saturday, members of the Rainy River District OPP responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Chapple Township.
Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle in the company of a three-year-old female.
Officers then requested an Amber Alert through the OPP's Provincial Operations Centre.
Officers received information on the location of the suspect, effected an arrest, and located the child in good health.
Town council will receive a pair of presentations at its regular meeting tonight—one about healthy water, the other about healthy citizens.
Local teacher Jodi Bonner-Vickers will speak about a binational initiative on May 30 to raise awareness of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed and promote stewardship of the water quality within it.
This project will involve applying a painted stencil beside each of the 46 storm drains along the waterfront.