Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Contortion move
    Contortion move

    Jessica Woodgate of the Fort Frances Herricanes contorted her way around Couchiching Lady Raiders’ catcher Dianna Singleton to score in the fourth inning of yesterday’s 17-11 victory in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action at Couchiching.

    Contortion move
  • Socer chase
    Socer chase

    Muskie Ashley Croswell, left, and Sarah Benson of the Dryden Eagles made a mad dash to track down the ball during the first half of the NorWOSSA girls’ final here yesterday. Fort High won both gold medals, with the girls edging Dryden 2-1 while the boys thumped the Kenora Broncos 5-0.

    Socer chase
  • Attention!
    Attention!

    WO2 Nick Piotrowski prepared to lead the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in a march past yesterday evening during their 12th-annual ceremonial review at the Memorial Sports Centre. The event featured an inspection by reviewing officer Maj. Chris Mallyon, CD, a presentation of awards and certificates, and a demonstration of the drill team.

    Attention!
  • Nice horsey
    Nice horsey

    Mason Hebert, from the Aboriginal Headstart program, got up close and personal with an equine friend yesterday morning. Hebert was one of many children from the program who enjoyed the horses at Angela Halvorsen’s Dreamweaver Ranch. The youngsters got a lesson on horses, had the opportunity to brush them, and even took horseback rides.

    Nice horsey
  • Rail fire
    Rail fire

    Two CN rail cars were caught up in the wreckage of a nearly-collapsed bridge about 10 miles south of International Falls yesterday. The bridge was destroyed by fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.

    Rail fire

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Rail cars caught in bridge fire

The cause of a fire on rail bridge near Ericsburg, Mn. yesterday remains under investigation.
Around 12:35 a.m., the crew of a southbound CN train reported a fire on a trestle as they rounded a corner and approached the structure, located on the CN line about 10 miles south of International Falls.
Emergency services responded to the scene and found the bridge on fire, with three cars on it.

Input invited on new strategic plan

The public has a chance to give their input on the future of Fort Frances.
Council and administration are working on a new four-year strategic plan and asking local residents to provide their ideas at a public meeting set for Monday, June 8 before they hash out the plan on June 11.

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