It was a perfect morning to head out on the water for 2006 champ Todd Grennier and his son, Kalin, of Emo as they sped off in search of the biggest fish in the river as the 15th edition of the Emo Walleye Classic kicked off. A total of 37 boats are in the hunt at the two-day event, with $5,000 on the line for first place. The weigh-ins take place at the Emo-La Vallee Arena each day starting at 3:30 p.m.
Volunteers Tasha Stafford, left, and Marge Sveinson helped get books organized in anticipation of the annual sale held by the “Friends of the Library,” which goes tomorrow from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Get some books and make a donation to the “Friends.”
Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton, right, helped Morgan Gibson find a dress for her Grade 8 graduation yesterday during the store’s third-annual dress giveaway. About $300 was collected in donations that will be given to the local “Community Chest.”
The Muskie girls’ soccer team celebrated scaling the mountain yet again after earning their third-straight NorWOSSA championship with a 1-0 win over the host Dryden Eagles in yesterday’s final.
Caleb Koomans, right, did his part to keep the Muskies’ championship run alive with a goal and an assist in the second half yesterday as Fort High cruised to an 8-0 win over the host Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA boys’ final. The Muskies, who now have won six-straight league titles, next head to the OFSAA ‘AA’ championship June 2-4 in Kingsville.
Following a resource request made by Ontario to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC) in Winnipeg, Ontario will be receiving five 20-person fire crews from B.C. and aircraft from Saskatchewan to support fighting fires across the province.
Ontario also will be receiving 18 firefighters and an agency representative from Wisconsin as part of the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact.
Resolute FP Canada, operator of a paper mill, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker suffered a hand injury.
In October, 2014, Resolute was operating a paper mill in Iroquois Falls in October, 2014.
On Oct. 23, a worker at the mill was working on the winder of Paper Machine #8, waiting for a finished roll of paper to be ejected onto a transfer table.