CN crews worked on clearing the tracks at the McIrvine Road rail crossing this morning following a derailment that occurred around 11 p.m. last night. According to the OPP, a collision between two trains caused the derailment of five cars. There were no reported injuries, spills or leaks.
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Those attending the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday were able to sit in to sing along with this group of musicians. There was also a selection of other instruments and noisemakers available for anyone who wanted to play along with the band. The Teddy Bear Picnic was held outside on the library's lawn until rain and winds forced the festivities indoors.
Miranda Wilson, left, and Christopher Wood watched as instructor Meghan Spooner demonstrated how to trim the dome off their cakes as part of the “Make and Bake" camp put on by Confederation College this week. Spooner walked participants through essential baking techniques, and everyone tried their hands at making cookies, cupcakes and decorating their own cakes.
Thanks to some money from an unlikely source, the Watten volunteer fire department have been able to replace a crucial tool in their inventory.
The department was one of the recipients of funding from the Jenny's Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Services Equipment Grant.
Storm Godbout, left, and Rebecca Armit worked together to make a suncatcher Monday during the Community Living open air art studio at the Fort Frances Public Library. The studio was originally planned to take place at the Rainy Lake Square, but the early afternoon storm forced a change of venue to the Shaw Room at the library.
Joe Belanger, left, led the Rainy Lake Community Orchestra through a song during their summer concert at the Fort Frances Public Library on Monday evening. The community orchestra is based out of International Falls but features musicians from both sides of the border. Refreshments were offered after the concert and provided by the Friends of the Library.
Fort High manufacturing teacher Robert Guertin showed Nathan Spuzak how to bend a piece of metal to create a handle for his cowbell project during the “Mind Over Metal Camp” held at Fort Frances High School put on by Seven Generations Education Institute and the CWB Welding Foundation.
It's become a long-running tradition in the district and it's back again this week.
Rainy River is holding its annual Railroad Daze in town this week, and co-organizer Marty Kreger can't stress enough how much is on offer.
“There is so much stuff going on this year,” Kreger said.
The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra, conducted by Joe Belanger, played a wide variety of string music for the audience gathered yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library for their free summer concert there. The concert ran for an hour, with refreshments offered by the Friends of the Library.
Kids got into the groove and danced to the Glee version of a Van Halen classic as they prepared for the “Gleek Week” end-of-week show this morning at the Townshend Theatre. Participants have spent the week learning singing, dancing and acting, with all of their work leading towards a production on the final day of the camp. The end-of-week show will run tomorrow afternoon at the theatre.