The “White" and "Black” teams at the Fort Frances Lakers' training camp gave it their all during a second period face-off Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena in hopes of impressing the coaches and making the team. Those who played were part of the fifth and final training camp game.
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Al Cesuinas of Dryden unloaded a serve at the multi-use courts here Saturday during the first tennis tournament held in Fort Frances in about a dozen years. Cesuinas and his partner, Al Christiansen, landed in third place during the doubles portion of the tournament. Singles play scheduled for Sunday had to be cancelled due to the rain.
Aboriginal artist IsKwé joined her band at a packed Rainy Lake Square last Thursday evening where they performed electronic, pop, and dance-themed music with indigenous influences. Those who attended the town's second-last free concert of the summer also enjoyed Fort Frances' own Distant Legacy, featuring Brittany Strachan, as the warm-up act.
Life could soon be made easier for the town's Crown attorney.
Local MPP Greg Rickford is hoping to secure more Crown attorney resources, after having a series of positive meetings and discussions at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa early last week.
Good news was recently announced relating to the town's public safety.
On Friday, local MPP Greg Rickford visited a packed Council Chambers to share his government's recent investment in a new $18-million OPP detachment that is expected to be built here by the fall of 2020.
The Watten Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry returned to Sunny Cove Camp on Friday to raise money for a good cause.
Number are up this year and better than ever before with roughly 540 people coming out to enjoy a fish dinner.
Roughly $7,000 was raised at the event and the proceeds will be used to cover the overhead expenses of the fire department.
Greg Beazley tossed some battered fish into a sizzling hot pot of fryer oil to feed the hungry crowd just outside of Sunny Cove Camp's Russel Hall last Friday .
Local MPP Greg Rickford joined approximately 100 OPP members, town staff, councillors, and district residents in Council Chambers to announce the province's recent investment of $18-million to have a brand new 19,000 square foot detachment built by the water tower. The site drawing behind Rickford shows what the new facility is proposed to look like.
A storm wreaked havoc here last night causing thousands of district and town residents to lose their power.
“Mother Nature did a number on us,” said Joerg Ruppenstein, president and CEO of the Fort Frances Power Corp. (FFPC).
High winds brought several trees crashing down, resulting in damaged hydro lines, causing the blackout.
Sheri De Gagne, left, and Sue Drew enjoyed some freshly-fried fish at Sunny Cove Camp's Russel Hall last Friday in support of the Watten Fire Department. Those who attended enjoyed an “all you can eat” fish and chip dinner.