Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • ‘Human Library’
    ‘Human Library’

    Former NHL’er Mike Allison spoke to seven-year-old Ashtyn Thomson yesterday during the “Human Library” event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Thomson “checked out” Allison, the human “book,” before heading over to the arena for his practice with the Times Tigers.

    ‘Human Library’
  • Cruising to win
    Cruising to win

    Aquanaut Jillian Cousineau was on fire in the water here Friday as she easily won her heat in the 200m mixed I.M. race during the Boston Pizza Fall Frolic Invitational meet at the Memorial Sports Centre pool. The Aquanauts’ home meet, which kicked off Northwestern Ontario’s short-course swimming season, drew about 95 competitors from across the region.

    Cruising to win
  • Plate of sandwiches
    Plate of sandwiches

    Twyla Howarth passed a plate of sandwiches to Carolynne Leimenstoll on Saturday afternoon during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary’s fall tea at the New Beginnings Fellowship. There also was tea/coffee and dainties, as well as a bake table, penny table, and cookie walk.

    Plate of sandwiches
  • Birds of a feather
    Birds of a feather

    Ring-billed gulls have been flocking at the Sorting Gap Marina and other spots this week, gathering in numbers not seen since they first returned in late March. The birds have been drawing onlookers—some of whom speculate the gulls are getting ready to head south for the winter.

    Birds of a feather
  • Fall beauty
    Fall beauty

    Recent warm weather and sunshine has meant it’s the perfect time to admire the beauty of autumn along the La Verendrye Parkway, as seen here, and other local spots. In fact, residents can expect more mild weather right through to the end of the month.

    Fall beauty

Latest news

Blood clinic needs donors

It’s not too late for district residents to make an appointment to donate at the Canadian Blood Services’ fall clinic next Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 27-28) in the Fort High gym.
While CBS was here in August, it has returned due to a dire need for blood donations, said spokesperson Mike Choi.

‘Bras’ event all set

There aren’t many tickets left for the Rainy River District Breast Health Network’s first-ever “Bras for a Cause” event, which is set for Thursday night at the Legion here.
“There may be still be a few but they [tickets] really sold fast,” noted Network chair Teresa Hazel.

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