Shane Carriene and Sasha Galbraith of Revco Carpet here displayed the different products and services it provides on Saturday afternoon during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Expo at the curling club. Besides carpet, the local business carries an array of other renovation essentials, such as paint, blinds, bathtubs, sinks, and fireplaces.
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June Caul, Diane Maxey, Lu Neilson, and Verena Zucchiatti enjoyed a Las Vegas-themed party yesterday during Rainycrest's annual volunteer appreciation lunch. Elvis played in the background as those on hand lined up to grab some grub. Games such as “Plinko" and "Spin to Win” also were set up for people to try their luck.
Since she was small, Joanne Ogden's grandmother always said she would be a nurse, no matter how hard Ogden rejected the idea of it.
Now, with almost 32 years of experience in the field, Ogden, a community health nurse here in Rainy River District, will travel to Ottawa on May 8 to accept the First Nations and Inuit Health Award of Excellence in Nursing.
After six years of writing, local author Sara Kellar recently published her second book: a collection of short stories and poems entitled “Full of Words.”
The anthology is composed of Biblical re-tellings and allegories, each with a devotional thought following it, she said.
Her goal with the book was to make the Bible more relatable, Kellar explained.
Flora Danylchuk of the Fort Frances Lions Club handed out Canadian flags to eager Grade 1 students at J.W. Walker School this morning. She then gave a brief presentation on why the flag is an important symbol in Canada before the class sang “O Canada.”
Grade 12 students buckled down to take their Exercise Science exam yesterday during the first day of exams at Fort High. Exams continue until Thursday, which will followed by a P.D. Day on Friday. The second semester then begins Monday (Feb. 2).
Jacob Empey drove to the net here Tuesday afternoon as the Muskie senior boys’ basketball team topped the Dryden Eagles 55-52 to improve to 3-0 in NorWOSSA play.
Fort High students Sam McKinnon, left, Kassidy LeDrew, Danielle Hammond, Nicole LePine, and Lauren Vold posed in front of the “North Pole” sign during the annual semi-formal dance there last Thursday. The theme was called “The Island of Misfit Toys.”
Sydney Johnson, Kaily Greengrass and Holly Nixon tried their hand at the various exercise equipment that personal trainer Shannon Jackson had at her booth at the “Healthy Futures Fair” held at Fort Frances High School last Wednesday. The program is set up to raise awareness about certain genetic and environmental diseases and disabilities that teens may develop as they grow older.
Members of Fort High’s student council returned from Winnipeg last week feeling inspired and motivated after attending the Manitoba leg of the 2014-15 “We Day” Empowerment Tour.
“We Day” is an annual event put on by “Free the Children” that celebrates youth while encouraging them to participate in both local and global change.