Darren and Chantal Derendorf of Gold Star Taxi took won first place in the “Brightest" category at the annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event that took place last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Public Library parking lot. The display was decked out in "Jurassic Park”-themed decorations and provided a prehistoric feel to the young trick-or-treaters who stopped by.
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Local MPP Greg Rickford doled out funding for four district farms during the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture's annual dinner and meeting Saturday night at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.
Some $44,500 was earmarked for Delton Martin's cattle operation in Stratton while $43,500 went to Allen Jolicouer to purchase a tractor for his cow/calf operation in Barwick.
J T J Contracting Ltd. demolished the “United Church Building” at the fairgrounds in Emo on Friday morning, which will be replaced by a new 170-foot-long structure that will house food booths, a commercial kitchen, and bathrooms. The Exhibition Hall also is being renovated, with construction for both hoped to be completed in time for next year's fair.
Fort Frances High School students will be bringing some rays of sunshine into the Townshend Theatre on Nov. 8-10 for their “Shades of Yellow and Sunshine”-themed fall musical revue.
Starting at 7 p.m. each night, the students will be singing and dancing to a variety of music that will keep the audience in suspense all night long.
Rebecca Ascott, Brandon Soyatt, and Chelsea Hill held up their 3-D printed “Best in Show" pumpkin they received for their spooky and unique-themed trunk at the annual "Trunk or Treat” event held yesterday from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library. Gloria Calder, the fourth team member, also helped to decorate the award-winning display.
St. Michael's students, staff, and parents gathered in the school gym for a Hallowe'en parade yesterday afternoon. Each class of youngsters walked along the stage and showed off their costumes to all who attended.
The Special Olympics are coming to Thunder Bay in 2020 and a local OPP officer is working to raise both funds and awareness around the organization and event.
Community safety officer Cst. Yenta Davidson is the Law Enforcement Torch Run representative for the OPP here and her role is to enhance the profile of the Special Olympics and raise funds.
The chiefs of the Treaty #3 First Nations have taken a stand for indigenous youth in the classroom.
At an assembly earlier this month, they passed a resolution instructing lawyers for Grand Council Treaty #3 to file a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to seek intervenor status in the litigation regarding the province's decision to scrap the 2015 sex-ed curriculum.
Cannabis became legal across Canada on Oct. 17 and reaction has been mixed so far.
Here in Fort Frances, Rainy River Cannabis Collective owner Angela Olson said it's a step in the right direction.
“Legalization is a positive step," she remarked. ”This is a product that a lot of people get a medical benefit from and a lot of people enjoy responsibly.
A demographic shift is happening in Northern Ontario and Rainy River District is among the areas experiencing one of the most severe declines in population.