Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Talking archaeology
    Talking archaeology

    Licensed archaeologist John Pollock gave a detailed presentation on the four stages of New Gold’s Rainy River project Friday afternoon at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre. The presentation was part of “Archaeology Day” held there from noon-4 p.m. to give those on hand an update on New Gold’s archeological findings at its mine site north of Barwick.

    Talking archaeology
  • 'Battle song'
    'Battle song'

    “Quest for the Best” finalists Katelyn Shortreed and Ken Kellar competed in a heated “battle song” featuring Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” on Friday night under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Shortreed wound up capturing first place out of the 20 acts.

    'Battle song'
  • FFCBC Champs
    FFCBC Champs

    Steve Sandberg, left, and his brother, Scott, of Minnesota captured their first Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship title Saturday at the Sorting Gap Marina with a three-day total weight of 52.13 pounds. They were the only team to break the 50-pound barrier.

    FFCBC Champs
  • Mini royalty
    Mini royalty

    Damien Hunt, seven, and Julie Marengere, five, were all smiles after being crowned the Fort Frances mini-king and queen yesterday afternoon under the tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, a total of seven girls and three boys took part in the annual contest. The outgoing “royals” were Payton Bragg and Alex McKelvie.

    Mini royalty
  • Day 1 big fish
    Day 1 big fish

    Brian McNanney of Sioux Narrows wasn’t shy about showing off the highlight of his day with partner Bryan Gustafson of Fort Frances as this 5.65-pounder took top honours as the big fish on Day 1 of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship yesterday.

    Day 1 big fish

Latest news

Fires going ‘out’

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend.
Meanwhile, a number of northern fires in the Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Red Lake districts that were being monitored have been declared “out.”
There remain 22 active fires in the region as of press time.

Brother duo capture FFCBC title

From being a last-minute addition to the field that finished in 58th place on their first try to reaching the pinnacle, Steve and Scott Sandberg have travelled a long river together.

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