Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • ‘Quest’ champ
    ‘Quest’ champ

    Katelyn Shortreed belted out Carrie Underwood’s country ballad, “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun,” during the second set of the annual “Quest for the Best” singing competition Friday night under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. She later topped Ken Kellar, winner of the first set, in the “battle song” for all the marbles.

    ‘Quest’ champ
  • Compacting recyclables
    Compacting recyclables

    Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown fed some cardboard into one of the two new compactor units at the Sixth Street West recycling depot. The public now will bring their recyclables to this unit.

    Compacting recyclables
  • Archaeology finds
    Archaeology finds

    New Gold archaeologist Andrew Hinshelwood, right, shared artifacts with those who attended “Archeology Day” last Friday. Hinshelwood answered questions about his findings, as well as offered information on what the tools were used for and what they tell about the history of the area.

    Archaeology finds
  • Final handshake
    Final handshake

    It was oh-so-close for Chad Hanson, middle, and Duane Cridland, right, as they finished second to Scott Sandberg, left, and his brother, Steve, at the 21st-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday. Cridland and Hanson held the “hot seat” for the entire top-10 boat parade until the Sandbergs—the Day 2 leaders—ousted them as the last team to weigh in.

    Final handshake
  • Easy out?
    Easy out?

    Manitou Blaze pitcher Karma Andy looked to have an easy out on this grounder by Fort Frances Her-icanes’ hitter Kristina Bombay. But the toss to first was dropped by Bev Cochrane, allowing Jessica Woodgate to score in their Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League second-round playoff game yesterday evening at VanJura.

    Easy out?

Latest news

Stanley Cup visit plans tweaked

The show is coming together.
Planning for Saturday’s arrival of Chicago Blackhawks’ defenceman and former Fort Frances resident Duncan Keith, along with his recently-won Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy, has been a work in progress.

Archaeological finds from mine site shared

District residents learned Friday that New Gold’s Rainy River project isn’t just about gold.
An “archaeology day,” held at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre from noon-4 p.m., shared information about archaeological findings on the project’s sites.

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