Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited with Kiannah Payash, left, Olivia Nastiuk, Morgan Payash and Harmony Payash at the United Native Friendship Centre Circle of Life building yesterday as part of her week-long tour of Northern Ontario.
Shawna Holmlund, an Ottawa-based artist, has been conducting a weekly arts and crafts program at Rainycrest and she is looking for youngsters to help out.
In fact, she had put the call out in late July for children ages five-10 to join in this past Saturday’s session.
Grade 12 student Sara Jackson recently found a way to take her passion for baking and turn it into her own business.
With the help of the “Summer Company” program, the Grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has been busy all summer with her company, “Sara’s Cupcakes,” while selling her confections across the district.
Teddy Donaldson, eight, assisted Rainycrest resident Lou Neilson with a craft there Saturday during an arts and crafts session offered by Shawna Holmlund. The local artist, now residing in Ottawa, is looking for youngsters to help with a wind chime project this coming Saturday.
Carl’s Eatery closed its doors at its downtown location of 325 Scott Street in June and will soon open at 862 Kings Highway, in the former Pizza Hut building.
“We have done enough clean up and a colour change so that it won’t feel like Pizza Hut,” vowed Carl Scott, chef and owner of the restaurant.
The New Gold Rainy River Project is “very impressive,” according to Premier Kathleen Wynne.
The premier, along with Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle, toured the site yesterday as part of her weeklong tour of Northern Ontario.
The family that rides together stays together, as proven by Kelly Wieringa, left, and her mother, Colleen Wieringa of Emo during the Borderland Quarter Horse Show this past weekend at the Emo fairgrounds. In this particular instance, it was Kelly winning first place in amateur walk/trot Level 1, while Colleen took second spot.
Wayne Lundstrom, a member of the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club here, is spearheading efforts to organize a five kilometre “Eye Run” in an effort to raise money for community members to travel to the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre next summer.
Fourth year nursing student Jilayne Derksen, of Fort Frances, has a passion for promoting breast health and will be facilitating the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) “Living Well” workshop on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Rainycrest here.
Seven local youths, along with nine more youths from Thunder Bay, recently returned from a trip to Poland in partake in the festivities at World Youth Day, an international event held every three years.
“World Youth Day is a week long pilgrimage that is attended by young Catholics all over the world,” explained Shawn Brady, one of the seven local youths on the trip.
The gauntlet has been thrown down and Amy Wilson-Hands’ troops are ready to pick it up and smack someone upside the head with it.
The change of the calendar will bring a slight change to the scheduling of next year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
The 23rd edition of the annual angler extravaganza will be held from July 20-22, 2017.
Collecting $5,600 for three days of fishing would put most people in a pretty jovial mood.
But when someone has grabbed the brass ring twice before at an event and had a firm belief a third title was for the taking, the smiles tend to be somewhat narrower.
The only player from Fort Frances to ever get his name on the Grey Cup will now take his place alongside this region’s all-time sporting legends.
VIENNA — Attention, oenophiles: a 500-year old Austrian vine has yielded its first batch of wine and experts say it’s a taste sensation.
The bad news is the supply is very limited.
Green beans can be well, I’ll say it, boring.
They are one of the most accessible and affordable vegetables on the market, and one of the easiest to prepare, but too often they bring to mind the word “meh.”