The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Publications Awards were handed out at the Thunder Bay Museum on Sunday, Jan. 4 and among the winners was Fort Frances native Neil McQuarrie.
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The NorFab Flames PeeWee ‘AA’ girls’ hockey team put in a strong effort in the “Best of Times Hockey Tournament” in Fargo, N.D. over the weekend.
After facing stiff competition all tournament, the squad’s best result came in a win against the East St. Paul Aces (Manitoba) on Saturday.
The snowmobile season has arrived, with excellent trail conditions thanks to snowfall amounts and the hard work from all the volunteers with our local snowmobile clubs.
Marmion Lake is open for walleye angling during the zone-wide open season.
The lake, located in the Atikokan area, was closed year-round for walleye angling, as prescribed in the 2008-2009 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
The re-opening of the lake to walleye fishing will enhance opportunities for anglers and have a positive impact on the local tourism industry.
Two Quebec men each have been fined $1,500 for illegal party hunting of white-tailed deer.
Sylvain Clement, 40, and Yandro Briere, 29, both of Berry, Que., also have been banned from hunting in Ontario for a year.
Their two firearms will be returned when their fines are paid.
A great time was had by skiers old and new on Boxing Day during a family day hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at the Rocky Inlet trails.
Dr. Cam Moorhouse helped new skiers get on the trails with help on ski sizing and waxing, and then even offered a few welcome pointers on the trails.
The Rainy River District School Board encourages healthy nutrition choices and active lifestyles that contribute to student achievement, and has been working in partnership with the Northwestern Health Unit to follow the nutritional standards in the Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act, 2008 (also known as Bill 8).
Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty will be touring the riding for a series of pre-budget consultations from Jan. 5-12.
Constituents are encouraged to come to one or more of the meetings to discuss the needs of the riding, as well as to offer suggestions for a pre-budget letter that will be sent to the finance minister.
On Dec. 8, the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary recognized five members with appreciation certificates at its annual Christmas luncheon.
These women are longstanding members who have donated countless hours of behind-the-scenes support.
They work quietly, and are so generous with their time and talents.
Those receiving this award were:
The Fort Frances Pharmasave Wildcats Midget girls’ hockey team played the International Falls girls’ junior varsity squad there Friday night.
Despite being out-shot 35-19, the Wildcats managed to earn a 3-3 tie.
Mackenzie Paxson was awesome between the pipes while Shawnee Morrisseau, Nicole Beadle, and Cassie McLellan were the goal scorers.