Gleaming wood, pristine green grass, and a deep blue sky marked the second-last day of construction on the Rainy River First Nations’ new pow-wow grounds on Friday. Located just north of the junction of Highway 11 and 71, the eight-month project soon will be put to good use for the annual pow-wow, which is scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 19.
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Jesse Carmody grinned ruefully as he stared at his ponytail—no longer attached to his head—before the rest of his long locks were shaved off here last Wednesday afternoon. The head shave, which raised more than $800, was part of the fundraising drive of the local Tim Hortons Camp Day.
Fifteen people were recognized for their volunteer efforts by the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary during its annual meeting here yesterday.
Auxiliary president Davetta Sheppard said the volunteer certificates of appreciation were presented to people, mostly members, “who have gone out of their way to be very helpful and take on responsibility.”
Jacques Fiset, president of the Fort Frances Lions Club, replaced ordinary bricks with special engraved ones yesterday afternoon in the annual memorial bricks ceremony at the Lions Park on Second Street East.
Heavy machinery worked on clearing out the future site of the new Robert Moore School here yesterday afternoon. The giant mound of sand and gravel had been put in place there earlier this year to compact the underlying soil in preparation for construction.
Joanna Oberg and her nine-year-old Alaskan husky, “Tulsa,” were at the local Travel Information Centre’s open house this morning as part of Tourism Week. Oberg and her family own Agimac River Outfitters, on Indian Lake, and Run Silent Dog Sled Trips, both near Ignace.
Jesse Carmody, 15, grimaced, then gave a shaky smile, as Samantha McQuarrie carefully shaved off his long locks of hair in front of Tim Hortons here yesterday afternoon. The head shave was part of the local Tim Hortons Camp Day fundraiser and garnered more than $800. That money, plus the proceeds from every coffee sale between 5:30 a.m. yesterday and 5:30 a.m.
Mark Bysfield, deputy consul general with the U.S. consulate in Toronto, met with Mayor Roy Avis, several councillors, and members of the local Economic Development Advisory Committee on Monday to discuss the implementation of the new U.S. entry requirements.
Getting a job often is the first thing students returning home from university or finishing up a year of high school think about once summer rolls around.
Whether it is pumping gas at Safeway, doling out treats at Dairy Queen, or working in the mill, students usually are content simply to be putting cash in the bank.
Taylor Meyers and Justin Bujold paused before family and friends during the Grand March portion of Fort High’s annual prom Saturday at the Townshend Theatre. This year’s theme was “A Night Among the Stars,” with 184 students participating in the Grand March. The dinner and dance followed at La Place Rendez-Vous.