Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Courtyard planting
    Courtyard planting

    The “Friends of the Museum” were busy Saturday morning beautifying the courtyard outside the Fort Frances Museum. Volunteers, including Dana Cridland, left, her sister, Danielle, and mom and “Friends” member, Caron, first cleared out the weeds and other plants, then planted pansies, marigolds, and other flowers the group had purchased.

    Courtyard planting
  • Off and running
    Off and running

    Those participating in the “Beat the Band” 5K run/walk took off from a location near the Hallett on Saturday morning. The fundraiser for the FFHS Band and Muskie track-and-field team saw 51 participants in the kids’ 1K event and 52 registered in the 5K distance.

    Off and running
  • Lost locks
    Lost locks

    Kelly Jolicoeur, superintendent of the Fort Frances Jail, made a close shave on correctional officer Gloria Tibbs on Friday at “Locks for Locals,” a fundraiser for the Fort Frances Community Chest. The event—also featuring Sgt. Chris Bonner-Vickers having his long-time moustache shave off and a barbecue—raised about $2,300 in all.

    Lost locks
  • 'Convicts' for chairty
    'Convicts' for chairty

    Isagenix representatives Missy Andrusco and Catharine Peerenboom were “convicted” of feasting on wings and chips after a spirited squash match on Saturday. The two were participating in the Voyageur Lions Club’s annual “Jail or Bail” at the Memorial Sports Centre in conjunction with the trade show.

    'Convicts' for chairty
  • Getting creative
    Getting creative

    Harper Gunderson, left, and Claudia Ellis, students in Mrs. Richards’ Grade 1/2 class at Robert Moore School, got creative making their own art yesterday during a field trip to the Fine Line Art Gallery here.

    Getting creative

Latest news

Town calling in trappers to tackle beavers

The town is calling in trappers to deal with a beaver problem.
Beavers have been destroying trees in the back yard of a King’s Highway property and building a dam inside the main culvert which services the Walmart retention pond and the Biddeson Creek system from the north side of Highway 11/71.

Mud Dogs earn first point

The new kids in town are on the board.
The expansion Fort Frances Mud Dogs recorded their first point of the season last night with a 3-3 tie against the host Big Island Wildcats in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action.
Candace Handorgan homered for the Wildcats (0-1-1) in a make-up game from May 13.

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