Brothers Corbin and Owen Riches took a quiz at the Northern Development Career Services (NCDS) booth during the Chamber's expo on Saturday afternoon. They were tested on their knowledge of NCDS; Owen was the first person to score 100 percent on the quiz.
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While clean drinking water is a basic human right, many developing countries as well as certain part of Canada lack access to it.
To raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water on many First Nations reserves and in developing countries around the world, Fort High is hosting their second-annual “Water Walk” tomorrow (May 2) from 1:50-3:10 p.m.
Businesses, organizations, and charitable groups from Northwestern Ontario had a chance to network and educate people on what they do at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo on Friday and Saturday.
More than 500 people came through the curling rink's doors over the two days to see what was being offered by 35 different exhibitors.
Kim Jo Bliss, left, kept track of the numbers as auctioneer Rick Wright solicited bids during the spring cattle sale at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday. The auction went until 10 p.m., running a bit later than average due to the large volume of animals up for bid.
Ojibwe language co-ordinator for the Rainy River District School Board Jason Jones asked students questions about the Anishinaabemowin language and verb conjugation during the Oko-aabajitooyang Anishinaabemowin station during the 20th-annual “Quest For Knoweldge” event that was held at Rainy River First Nations last Wednesday.
Over 100 people came to watch the live spring cattle auction at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday. Much of the audience consisted of farmer and producers who watched their own cattle get sold to buyers from Manitoba and southern Ontario.
The second largest cattle sale to ever be held at the Stratton Sales Barn took place on Saturday.
A total of 1,572 animals went through the ring, generating roughly $1.95 million for farmers across the district and surrounding area.
The largest cattle auction ever had at the Stratton Sales Barn was held in 2011 and sold 1,633 animals.
Anishinaabemowin has a long-standing history and importance in the district, as it is the first language of the Ojibwe-Anishinaabeg and it was the language of trade for generations in this territory before being targeted for extinction.
Safeway pharmacist Kim Bruyere was charged with failing to shave her head during the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club's seventh-annual “Bail or Jail” on Saturday at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo. She raised $350 when serving time in the slammer that will go towards purchasing a new mammography machine at Riverside Health.
Mary O'Connor snipped branches off of a tree by the Sorting Gap Marina on Saturday afternoon during a community tree care workshop that was hosted by the Fort Frances Museum and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Diana McGhee of the MNRF led the workshop and taught attendees how to properly trim and care for their trees.