Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Flower arrangement
    Flower arrangement

    The Fort Frances Horticultural Society invited master gardener Joanne Cockum of International Falls to demonstrate the art of flower arranging during their meeting at the old CN station last night. More than a dozen participants were eager to arrange their own bouquets using flowers freshly-picked from personal gardens after the presentation.

    Flower arrangement
  • FFCBC Champs
    FFCBC Champs

    John Peterson of Bemdiji, left, and Jeff Gustafson of Kenora proved too tough to beat once again as they successfully defended their title at the 20th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday with a winning total of 57.18 pounds.

    FFCBC Champs
  • ‘Quest’ winner
    ‘Quest’ winner

    “Quest for the Best” runner-up Dylan Ossachuk hugged second-time champion Charity Alverson under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina on Friday night. The duo competed during a “battle round” for the $1,000 grand prize after winning first place in their respective divisions, with Alverson being awarded first place after their joint rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”

    ‘Quest’ winner
  • Leading haul
    Leading haul

    Fort Frances native Bryan Gustafson had every right to be proud of the 20.29-pound haul he brought in with partner Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla. yesterday to lead Day 1 of the FFCBC.

    Leading haul
  • Business camp
    Business camp

    Laura Cochrane showed off some of her creations, such as key chains and change purses she made herself, while participating in “Market Thursday” on Scott Street yesterday alongside the other participants of the Youth Enterprise Camp.

    Business camp

Latest news

District blaze now ‘out’

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region yesterday, with the one fire active in Fort Frances District being declared “out.”
Red Lake Fire #17 remains the only active fire in the region.
Located in Woodland Caribou Park, it currently is listed as “being monitored” at 124 hectares in size.
An aerial assessment of the fire yesterday showed minimal growth has occurred.

Three hurt in crash

On Friday around at 5:20 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers were called to investigate a head-on collision on Highway 11 about 10 km west of the 11B intersection (the turn-off to Atikokan).
The investigation revealed an eastbound vehicle, driven by a 49-year-old male from Fort Frances, crossed the centre line and struck a westbound vehicle occupied by two females from Atikokan.

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