Neighbours Modern Diner head chef Jol Smith, left, general manager Diana Angus, co-owner Myles Wilcott, councillor Andrew Hallikas, Mayor June Caul, councillor Doug Judson, Fort Frances Community Chest volunteer Joelle Blanc-Paull and co-owner Jamie Pryde celebrated as the ribbon was officially cut at Neighbours Modern Diner during their grand opening ceremony on Saturday.
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Thomas Gable knows wolves.
Gable, a PhD student with the University of Minnesota, is the lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a scientific undertaking to better understand the summer habits of wolves in and around the Voyageurs National Park area.
After a few months of running somewhat under the radar, Fort Frances' newest eatery is ready for the big time.
Neighbours Modern Diner held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, with staff and town dignitaries on hand to make things official.
Piper Lidkea took to the piano to entertain the crowd during the Fort Frances Public Library's sixth-annual “Teen Open Mic Night” there Thursday evening. The event was one of the last teen events before the school year starts and drew a handful of passionate performers and audience members. Katelyn Bruyere was the winner of the door prize, a Bluetooth speaker.
Tara Long, left, and Tom Sether set out from The Harbourage on Saturday morning as part of the Alzheimer Society's 2019 “Ride for Memories.” Though the pair were the only bike to leave from Fort Frances, Alzheimer Society client services co-ordinator Mary O'Connor said they were expected to join up with over 100 riders from across the district as they made their way to Kenora.
Watten Volunteer Fire Department member Dan McCormick added to the growing pile of fresh fries at the cook station out behind Russell Hall at Sunny Cove during the department's annual fish fry on Friday afternoon. According to Watten fire chief Chad Buist, the fish fry saw almost 500 people served.
Parker Galusha tested the edge of the metal he filed down to create his peg game during Confederation College's “Explore the Trades” camp yesterday. The camp was held in the Fort Frances High School manufacturing room, and overseen by instructor Robert Guertin. Campers this week made metal dice keychains and fillet hooks in addition to the peg games.
Instruments, chairs, tables and school supplies line the hallways at Fort Frances High School as staff prepare for the upcoming school year. Rooms along this corridor, including the cafeteria, were emptied so that floors could be cleaned and waxed. The first day of school for Fort High students—and indeed all district students—is Sept. 4 (teachers go back on Sept. 3).
Students and staff attending Fort Frances High School this year will soon see the return of a long-lost option for lunches.
NCDS announced that through grant funding, they are overseeing the creation of “The Caf Co.”—a not-for-profit enterprise that is aiming to bring lunch service back to the high school cafeteria.
An American organization visited Fort Frances last week to raise awareness surrounding a threat to local waterways and the environment.
The Save the Boundary Waters campaign held an information session in the Shaw conference room at the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday evening (Aug. 14.)