Members of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron marched in front of family and friends last Wednesday night for the 15th-annual ceremonial review at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.
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KENORA—Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Rickford was elected as MPP for Kenora-Rainy River riding over New Democrat Glen Archer, Liberal Karen Kejick, and Ember McKillop of the Green Party in Thursday's provincial election.
It was a close race initially between Rickford and Archer as the first numbers poured in soon after polls closed at 8 p.m.
After completion of the new classroom wing at Donald Young School in Emo late last year, renovations to the gymnasium section are to begin once classes break for summer.
The school's classroom wing, first built in 1955, was deemed “prohibitive to repair” back in 2003. A new section rebuild began in mid-2016 and completed late last year.
The Fort Frances Family Health Team and the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association have partnered for a six-week program focused on helping those who live with a chronic disease to live well.
The free weekly workshops began May 22 and run until June 26.
The seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival will hit the water here on Saturday, June 30—but with a twist this year.
Unlike previous years, the boats will be launched from both Fort Frances and International Falls.
Each side also will stage their own festival, with the money raised to go to charities in their respective communities.
Even with the progress made when it comes to mental health, there still is a stigma that surrounds it and many people may find the topic uncomfortable to talk about.
“Injunuity,” a local Anishinaabe business from Rainy River First Nations, is set to take centre stage by participating in Toronto's inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week from May 31-June 3.
The family business was created in 2001 by Cheryl Copenace and her late husband, Samuel.
A reception was held at the Fort Frances Museum last Wednesday to mark the first official opening of two exhibits that focus on the history of residential schools.
An introduction was given by museum curator Sherry George, followed by some words from Fort Frances Coun. Wendy Brunetta and Rev. Barb Miller of Knox United Church here.
Local MP Don Rusnak was at the Columbus Place for Seniors here last Wednesday to celebrate the renovations of the common room kitchen.
The once barely-accessible and cramped cooking area has a new, modern, and open look thanks to funding through the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Even though the sky was gloomy, hundreds of district resident and visiting tourists attended the 48th-annual fish fry hosted by Rainy River First Nations.
More than 510 pounds of walleye was battered and fried up, and served alongside various salads, smoked sturgeon, and fried bread.