Nancy Daley Fulton handed Linda Plumridge a “convo plate” at the Fort Frances Times' office earlier this month in conjunction with Mental Health Week. They are small ceramic plates that aim to spark conversations about mental health. Once someone receives the plate, they pass it on to a friend. There are hundreds of these plates in circulation and many have travelled around the world.
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It started out as a promising night for the Manitou T-Birdies offensively.
One pitching change changed all that.
Manitou scored six runs in the first inning and only one more in the next six as the Couchiching Lady Raiders powered their way to a 23-7 victory over the T-Birdies in Manitou as part of this past Monday's action in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League.
Susan Livingston's legacy continues to grow.
The Fort Frances native, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 49 from cancer, was one of 133 alumni listed for special recognition as part of the University of Winnipeg's “Impact 50” celebrations honouring the post-secondary institution's half-century of existence.
The old and the young, the tall and the small, the fast and those not so much.
There was one thread—having fun—that tied all the competitors together at the four-team '0 to 100' Sprint Relay Meet hosted by the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team this past weekend at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Town council has endorsed the establishment of a new committee to review the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Services.
The idea for the new Fire & Rescue Services Steering Committee came up during the 2017 budget process, when council directed that one be established.
Town council will see minor increases to its meal and mileage rates to keep pace with the cost of living.
After comparing figures with neighbouring municipalities, the Council Remuneration Committee recommended amending the “inside Northwestern Ontario” meal rates in the town's travel policy as follows:
The Rainy River District School Board received a report on the Early Developmental Instrument (EDI) and other support for early learners at its monthly meeting held May 2 at the Atikokan High School.
The Rainy River Owls' soccer squads found the going significantly easier against their fellow visitors than their less-than-hospitable hosts.
A trip Sunday and Monday to Kenora for NorWOSSA 'A' play saw both the girls' and boys' teams blanked twice each by 4-0 scores against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
A national team-calibre fastball talent will be here to impart her wealth of mound knowledge to children and adults alike.
Sarah Shotton of Winnipeg will lead the two-day CANPitch clinic at the Rainy River First Nations' diamond at Manitou Rapids this Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.
A local bowler is taking over as president of the Sunset Country 5 Pin Bowling Association.
Times' editor Mike Behan was elected to the position during the SC5PBA's spring meeting held Sunday morning in Dryden.
Behan, who has been president of the Fort Frances Bowling Club for the past three years, officially begins the two-year term in September.