Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Poppy drive
    Poppy drive

    Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 president Noris Piccinato, left, Sgt.-at-Arms Bob Boland, Mayor Roy Avis, and first vice-president Bob Bagacki kicked off the Legion’s annual poppy campaign this morning with a flag-raising at the Civic Centre. Poppies will be available at various locations around town, including Canadian Tire, Safeway, and Walmart, from now until Remembrance Day.

    Poppy drive
  • ‘Wings’ exhibit
    ‘Wings’ exhibit

    Michael Dawber, CEO of the Rainy River Public Library, displayed a virtual photo-art installation entitled “Wings” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The digital exhibit has been there since last week in celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.

    ‘Wings’ exhibit
  • Science experiment
    Science experiment

    J.W. Walker student Logan Morris tested strips yesterday to determine the source of a simulated “outbreak” in the class. The science lesson investigating epidemics was taught by Lakehead University staffers Mary Chang and Brenda Magajna through the “BioTrek” program, which is funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council.

    Science experiment
  • Up for bid
    Up for bid

    This stunning print of “On a Wing” by local artist Cher Pruys, featuring the R.A.F. Pathfinders No. 635 aircrew with a Lancaster bomber, is among the silent auction items that will be up for bid next Thursday (Nov. 6) during “An Evening at the Officers’ Club,” a wine-and-cheese gala at the Fort Frances Museum.

    Up for bid
  • Food driv
    Food driv

    Sunset County Ford sales consultant Bob Stuart loaded a case of Kraft Dinner into a Ford Escape yesterday at Safeway, where he was collecting food donations for the annual “We Scare Hunger” campaign. One lucky food donor will win 1,000 “Go Local” points.

    Food driv

Latest news

Kraft mill sale talks collapse

The Town of Fort Frances is alarmed that talks between Resolute Forest Products, Expera, and the Province of Ontario, regarding the acquisition of the local kraft mill, have broken off.
The town said Wisconsin-based Expera has indicated a strong interest in acquiring the facility from Resolute, which would have resulted in 200 jobs at the facility and another 800 related to its operations.

Top citizen nominees sought

Do you know anyone who has made a difference in our community?
The town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee is asking the public to nominate such individuals for the award, which is being given out for the 27th time this year.
But those wanting to do so also need to act fast—the nomination deadline is next Thursday (Nov. 6).
Anyone who has done an outstanding job for the

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