Northern Community Development Services (NCDS) and current host Rainy River First Nations are pleased to announce that, with the support of new sponsors TD Canada Trust and the Rainy River Future Development Corp., they are able to commence the facilitation of “The Gathering, Part II–The Roundtables.”
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Local MP John Rafferty, who also is the NDP’s forestry critic, yesterday expressed disappointment and frustration in the announced layoffs at AbitibiBowater’s Fort Frances pulp and paper mill—and at the Harper government’s inaction throughout the prolonged forestry crisis.
Donald Young School in Emo will be presenting the musical, “Seussical,” tonight through Friday (Feb. 25-27) at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $6 each, with children under 12 admitted free.
“Seussical” combines many of the best-loved characters created by children’s author Theodore Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss.
Last Thursday around 1 p.m., the Treaty #3 Police Service and the OPP Regional K-9 Unit attended the Pegamigaapo School in Big Grassy First Nation.
The officers were at the school visiting the students and giving them a K-9 demonstration.
Farmers’ Markets Canada (FMC) unveiled the results of the National Farmers’ Market Impact Study 2009 Report at its first annual conference and general meeting held Feb. 16-17 in
St. Catharines, Ont.
Farmers’ markets from every province participated in the survey, which is the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted in North America.
St. Scholastica Saints’ senior A.J. Tucker has been named to the all-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association team.
The Fort Frances native tied for third in the league with 16 goals and 31 points this season. In NCHA-sanctioned games, Tucker led the conference with 22 points and was tied for second in each individual category with 11 goals and 11 assists.
Local badminton players Chelsea Carlson, Tim Desjardins, Rory Bagacki, Kimika Alexander, and Anika Alexander, along with their coach, Lawrence Alexander, travelled to Thunder Bay on Saturday for the Northwestern Open badminton tournament at Lakehead University.
The team was joined by Kristin Moen of Morson (formerly of Rainy River High School) and former Muskie Natalie Desjardins.
The Source for Sports Canadian Hockey Skills Challenge is taking place in more than 60 markets across Canada this year, which gives youngsters from towns and cities large and small the opportunity to compete against one another for more than $20,000 in prizes.
The Northwestern Health Unit’s board of health passed a resolution on Friday (Feb. 20) to divest the hearing aid dispensing services of the audiology program in the Kenora, Dryden, and Fort Frances area, effective immediately.
“It is with regret that we are unable to continue to provide this service to our clients,” noted Donna Cutler, director of health promotion.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres and M&M Meat Shops have teamed up for a special promotion this Saturday (Feb. 28) from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the local store.
It’s a great opportunity to meet your Sabres’ players (they’ll be in three different groups of seven throughout the afternoon).