In 1965, the idea to assist students entering the Faculty of Physical Education was presented by the Ladies' Auxiliaries of District 4 of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion at the Biennial Convention.
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Crossroads School in Devlin hosted its annual chess tournament last Tuesday, with a total of 110 students participating from Donald Young School, the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program, Robert Moore School, and Crossroads.
The top finishers in the age eight-and-under division were James Gagne, Jonah Homer, and Nicolas Pattison.
North American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 19-25.
The purpose of this initiative, managed by the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and its partners, is to promote safe and responsible boating practices to the estimated 15 million recreational boaters in Canada.
Local MP Don Rusnak last week announced a call for proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program 2018-19.
Programs like NHSP not only encourage seniors to stay involved in their community, but also increase their social participation and inclusion.
The Rainy River District Stewardship Council is proud to announce the May 17 launch of the “Fort Frances Tree Map: A Guided Tour of Local Trees.”
The map is a fun, visual representation of some of Fort Frances and its town-owned native trees.
The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met last Wednesday (May 9), with 25 members in attendance.
An application for membership was received and passed for Gabriella McDougall.
Initiation will take place at a future meeting.
Christina McDougall, meanwhile, officially was installed as auxiliary secretary for the current year.
During the month of June, the Northwestern Health Unit is challenging people to park the car and walk, hike, bike, or roll.
Register to be a part of the annual “Hike It or Bike It Challenge,” then track your walking, wheeling, and rolling for a chance to win one of five new bikes and other great prize packs.
Be advised that the Fort Frances Fire/Rescue Service has issued a complete fire ban for the Town of Fort Frances.
All outside burning is prohibited, including brush and grass burning, backyard fire pits, or cook stoves that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal).
Burn permits also have been cancelled.
Barbecues that use propane are permitted with extreme caution.
Riverside Health Care is proud to celebrate and acknowledge Nursing Week 2018.
Ontario and First Nations' partners have signed historic resource revenue-sharing agreements in mining and forestry—the first of their kind in the province.