Marietheres Metke decided what amenities she’d like to see in a future Rainy Lake Market Square yesterday during an open house to garner input on the project at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. About 65 people attended the come-and-go event, which ran from 4-7 p.m.
The late Joyce Cunningham made an impact on the library scene not only locally but provincially.
Her legacy was acknowledged last month with the unveiling of a prestigious new library award named after her, as well as her being honoured with the Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award for her work on behalf of libraries.
For a second-straight year, the public voted for who they felt were the most deserving businesses to be honoured at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 20th-annual business awards gala.
And it was clear last Thursday night that quite a few new businesses have been making their mark here.
Isabel DeGagne was feeling the spirit of the loving season as she dropped off her Valentine’s Day card during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s visit to the local post office last Wednesday. Children and their guardians were treated to a Valentine’s Day party at Knox United Church afterwards.
Jobs, jobs, jobs.
That’s one of the main needs Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak heard from the public last week during federal pre-budget consultations held in Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Rainy River, and Couchiching First Nation.
“It’s the same in all of Canada—it’s jobs,” Rusnak replied when asked what people are asking for.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. has been granted $1,185,000 to help boost business development and create regional economic development opportunities in forestry, mining, and tourism.
The Fuhrer family, along with many families and friends, enjoyed a fantastic pancake-and-sausage breakfast upstairs at the arena in Emo on Monday morning. Other Family Day activities there included a photo scavenger hunt, photo booth, skating, a movie, and other crafts and games.
For Rhonda Snow, Saturday evening was meant to be an event to raise awareness and funds for her Ojibway Spirit Horses.
But it became so much more than that when, as a complete surprise to her, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Rare Breeds Canada, as well as a lifetime membership to the organization.
Call them the “Four Musketeers.”
It was a one-for-all, all-for-one mentality that carried the Muskie boys’ curling rink to its second-straight gold medal at the NorWOSSA finals Feb. 8-9 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
So, Davis Ross, who’s the better shootout artist between you and your twin brother?
“Well, Nolan’s 2-for-3 and I’m 1-for-1,” chuckled the Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman.
“But if I took three, I don’t know if I’d score two,” he admitted.
It literally took all night for the Muskie girls’ hockey team to get home.
But the arduous journey back was done with the knowledge a clear statement had been made.
The black-and-gold gave a fearsome preview of what likely awaits the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the upcoming NorWOSSA playoffs with a 14-0 shellacking of their hosts in their regular-season finale Sunday.
Andrew Willner was making plans on the fly to try and find a way past former Laker Aaron Wesley-Chisel during the first period of the host squad’s 5-2 win over the Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
MONTREAL Air Canada has signed a letter of intent to purchase 45 of Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 planes.
Based on the list price of the CS300, Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says a firm order would be worth about $3.8 billion.
NEW YORK ‚Bombardier says it is cutting approximately 7,000 jobs, or about 11 per cent of its total workforce.
The company said the 7,000 job cuts will include production and non-production employees, with 2,000 of the positions being contractors. It has 64,000 employees globally.
NEW YORK Now appointed America’s top dog CJ, the German shorthaired pointer.
CJ won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, beating a couple of top favourites at a nearly packed Madison Square Garden.
The 3-year-old CJ bested 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds and varieties to win the nation’s most prestigious dog competition.
NEW YORK Wesley the Dandie Dinmont terrier could feel confident of at least one win at the Westminster Kennel Club, since he was the only contestant for best of his venerable breed.
But while Dandies have been part of Westminster since its 1877 beginning, they’ve never won best in show. Same for Labrador retrievers, the most prevalent purebred dogs in the United States.
If you’re still using teriyaki sauce from a bottle, you’re doing it all wrong. And you’re depriving yourself of the awesomeness that is homemade teriyaki.