Musicians from across the district are slated to perform at the sixth-annual “Music in the Park" to help raise money to send a group of girls to the "I Am Awesome! (And I know it)” retreat in the fall.
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The Fort Frances Community Chest has been helping local families cover medical expenses for more than 20 years.
The not-for-profit group officially launched in 2000 when it partnered with the Town of Fort Frances.
Since then, it has provided financial assistance to hundreds of families facing medical emergencies from Rainy River to Mine Centre.
While the U.S. health-care system is known for bankrupting families in need of medical treatment, a similar trend is occurring in some parts of Canada.
Individuals across the country are refraining from cancer treatments entirely due to the associated medical cost.
The United Native Friendship Centre here is offering fun activities for kids and their families at the next “Pop Up Playground” event slated for next Thursday (Aug. 16) at the Legion Park here.
Running from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., families can enjoy fun games, bubbles, painting activities, crafts, and refreshments provided by the UNFC.
A temporary “bailey bridge” now is being utilized on the south side of the overpass here as Makkinga Contracting and Equipment Rentals has begun replacing storm sewers and watermains that run underneath the roadway. The whole project is slated for completion by Oct. 19.
Ty West of “Shred Kelly" belted out some big notes as he and the band threw down a full out folk-rock set yesterday evening at the Rainy Lake Square. The high energy show, brought here by Tour de Fort and From the Grind Up, was the first concert at the square put on by a group other than the town.
Children ages six to 10 tried to melt frozen T-shirts as part of a challenge during the “Survivor"-themed Square Days event held by the Fort Frances Museum in Rainy Lake Square yesterday afternoon. The "Red" team tried pulling on the shirt in all directions, which resulted in a victory for that round, besting the "Green" and "Blue” teams.
Marcy Loveday, left, Maggie Davis and Natalie Desjardins made bird feeder crafts at Community Living Fort Frances and District's Open Air Art Studio on Monday evening at Legion Park. All supplies are provided by Community Living. The next art session will be a Shibori dyeing at Point Park on Aug. 13. The free-to-attend art sessions are made possible thanks to the Moffat Family Fund.
New Gold Inc. has recently hired a mining contractor to work on expanding their operations underground at the Rainy River Project, with the aim of increasing yields.
New Gold's technical services manager Darrol Van Deventer said the move underground was always part of New Gold's plan and the Rainy River Project should be seen as a combined open pit and underground operation.
“Everyone has the potential to save a life,” said Connie Foster, whose brother, Curtis Jourdain, received a heart transplant at Toronto General Hospital last Monday.
She urges all Canadians to sign their organ donation cards, knowing firsthand how lifesaving it can be.
“It's overwhelming that someone gave him the gift of life,” Foster lauded.