Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Storm  damage
    Storm  damage

    Seven-year-old Keiras Morrisseau, above, and her grandmother, Dawn, were watching a movie in their Third Street West home late last night when a tree came crashing into their home due to heavy winds. The duo claimed that the noise was so loud, they had expected to see a vehicle crashed into the home when they looked outside.

    Storm  damage
  • Tent trouble
    Tent trouble

    Mother Nature’s wrath has caused problems for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship organizers once more. Strong winds and heavy precipitation caused the back end of the big tent to keel over onto Front Street during last night’s storm.

    Tent trouble
  • Drum making
    Drum making

    Harmony Yerxa worked on making a mini hand-drum on Saturday during a workshop held at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in conjunction with the “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. Led by Couchiching First Nation, participants explored the art of making hand-drums and the history behind the tradition.

    Drum making
  • Music legend
    Music legend

    Award-winning music artist Buffy Sainte-Marie took centre stage under the big tent on Saturday night as the headliner for the “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. The Canadian music legend was among the 18 artists that performed during the first-annual event, which also included workshops.

    Music legend
  • Bluegrass tips
    Bluegrass tips

    The WoodPicks, hailing from Thief River Falls, performed a mix of gospel, bluegrass, country, and Americana on Saturday during a workshop at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in conjunction with the inaugural “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. They took time to teach some local musicians how to play a bluegrass tune.

    Bluegrass tips

Latest news

Graham named SIJHL commissioner

The SIJHL ship is under the command of a new captain.
Thunder Bay resident Bryan Graham was announced as the league’s new commissioner yesterday, effective immediately.
Graham takes over for Ron Whitehead, who was voted out of his positions of president and commissioner at the SIJHL’s annual general meeting in Fort Frances earlier this month after being at the helm since 2005.

Strachan sees positives at Lakers camp

Not bad for starters.
General manager and head coach Wayne Strachan and his coaching staff got their first look at some of the potential pieces to fill out the puzzle that is currently the 2014-15 Fort Frances Lakers at the team’s open camp at Bronco Arena in International Falls this past weekend.

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