On a moonlit night—and using the lights from trucks, cell phones and back hoes—the crews from NST contracting from Thunder Bay, George Armstrong Co. Ltd. in Fort Frances and the general contractor, Bay City Construction, finished the single pour for the curbs and installation of the catch basins on the north side of the 300 block of Second Street East on Tuesday night.
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Tanner Foust is the 2019 Americas Rallycross (ARX) Champion, with Fraser McConnell securing the ARX2 Championship title after a compelling day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday.
Australian driver Chris Atkinson and Fraser McConnell ended the 2019 ARX season with dramatic victories for Subaru Motorsports USA and DirtFish Motorsports at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio.
Hockey is a sport for everyone and the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association is hosting an Esso Fun Days program this Saturday.
Esso Fun Days will run from 9-11 a.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena is a free program for girls interested in trying out the sport for the first time in a relaxed, fun, on-ice environment.
It was an impressive end to the year for local motocross racers at the Superior Dirt Riders' sixth-and-final stop in Atikokan on Saturday.
Dylan Tessier of Devlin had the best showing in topping the MX3 Beginner race while Alex Kreger of Emo was 11th.
Landon Flinders of Fort Frances took second in the 85cc age seven-11 category.
The best and brightest that the local fastball leagues had to offer this season were celebrated over the weekend at separate awards banquets.
The Rainy River District Women's Fastball League held their awards night on Friday night at the Back Alley Bar in Emo, where Renegades' pitcher Karma Andy took home the MVP award.
For the second year in a row, Jason Cain and Dan Tucker took home the title at the annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic held Saturday at La Belle's Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay.
The Fort Frances natives reeled in a three-fish total of 13.42 pounds, which also include the big fish of the day (5.06).
Don't expect to hear a Christmas cantata this year, as choir director Diane Maxey has slightly different plans for the holiday season.
“It's not a cantata, so we can't call it a cantata,” Maxey explained.
“It's 15 Christmas anthems and they're absolutely beautiful,” she added.
Coun. Douglas Judson publicly responded to Rainy River First Nations' (RRFN) concerns over the town's position about access to wood fibre during Monday evening's council meeting here.
“They suggest this could pose a threat to jobs at some of the existing businesses in the region or the viability of those businesses,” he explained.
The 2019 Rail Safety Week (Sept. 23-29) kicked off on Monday with CN Rail launching its safety awareness campaign across Canada and the United States.
Mayor Caul said during Monday night's council meeting it's a very special year because it marks CN's 100th anniversary.
The 32nd-annual “Citizen of the Year” nomination period is fast approaching and Mayor June Caul is encouraging town residents to nominate individuals they feel deserving of the award.
The nomination period starts tomorrow (Sept. 26) and ends on Oct. 24.