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Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell had a standout powerlifting career, which included three national titles, and he will be the lone athlete inducted into this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class next month.


The Canadian National Railway Co. has announced repairs and maintenance work at Five-Mile bridge will likely be finished by July 23. Access through the bridge has been closed since last fall. Any large vessel stuck in both the north and south end will regain access to the waterways once the arm of the lift becomes fully operational.

Shining 'Stars'

The “Stars" performing line from Dancin' with Darcie's truly shone at the national dance competition in Wisconsin Dells this past week (July 11-15). They placed second yesterday in the senior large group Rising Stars division. They received a platinum award and a overall high score for their initial performance of "300 Violin Orchestra' in the Senior Rising Stars division.

Staff appreciation lunch

Rainycrest Activation staff members Elizabeth Logue, left, and Levi Morris were served up lunch at the annual staff appreciation BBQ at Rainycrest last month. Throughout the month of June, Riverside Health Care celebrated over 550 employees across the district with their annual staff appreciation BBQs.

Maher feature

After spearheading the Muskie hockey program and the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited Canada, Barney Maher will be inducted posthumously into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Kooler Kidz

Kooler Kidz Ainsley Matheson, left, and Willem Kirk pose with one of their restored ice cream bikes. The duo—along with Matheson's younger sister, Abi—will be hitting the streets and events around town this summer to sell ice cream and frozen treats.