It’s been tremendous to see the momentum build behind the Fort Frances Curling Club’s bid to win $25,000 towards its geothermal project in the “Kraft Celebration Tour.”
Every hockey tournament, every concert, every community festival has a financial benefit to the community. Outside participation in these activities either as a participant or a spectator contributes to the financial well-being of communities in Rainy River District.
With the future of Canada Day activities here very much in doubt of late, kudos to those behind this year’s festivities for their time and effort in giving local residents an opportunity to celebrate our country’s 146th birthday.
There was a rumour making the rounds last week that the Rainy River District School Board was missing funds again.
Few events in our lives carry such contrasting emotions as graduation.
There’s the joy of success countered by the trepidation of what lies ahead. Sadness about saying good-bye to friends juxtaposed with the anticipation of meeting new ones.
It marks an end—and also a beginning.
Fort Frances always has prided itself on being a hockey town, and rightfully so. But though it may not have as high a profile, oWednesday, 12 June 2013 - 12:58pm
Fort Frances always has prided itself on being a hockey town, and rightfully so. But though it may not have as high a profile, our area is no slouch when it comes to curling, either.
With that in mind, it’s great to see not one but two bids were submitted to nominate the Fort Frances Curling Club for the Kraft Celebration Tour competition.
Opposition MPs and MPPs always are looking to score political points—and local MPP Sarah Campbell tried to do just that last week.
With both guns blazing, she slammed a proposal to reduce daily catch limits from four walleye to two for non-residents, arguing the change will unfairly penalize fishing camp owners in the region—and will be another blow to the northwest’s tourism industry.
It would be easy for voters to slough off the Senate expense scandal as “business as usual” in Ottawa, and yet another excuse to become even more disengaged with our political process.
But that’s precisely the wrong tack. Canadians, instead, need to take a stand—to rise up and say, “This is not acceptable,” “This will not be tolerated,” and “Our country deserves better.”
With word that Rainy Lake was all but ice-free as of last night, and the Victoria Day long weekend coming up, district residents can rejoice that the summer season finally is upon us after a long winter and slow start to spring.
“In times of uncertainty, you have to try to create some sort of certainty. You have to continue to develop hope if good things are going to come in the future.”
Local Liberal candidate Anthony Leek was referring to the provincial budget unveiled last Thursday by Finance minister Charles Sousa, but his words may prove to be hauntingly prophetic much closer to home.