Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Sharp angle
    Sharp angle

    Mitch Marek looked to go top shelf on this scoring chance during the opening night of the Fort Frances Lakers’ main training camp yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena. The camp continues through tomorrow, with the Lakers playing their first exhibition game next Friday (Sept. 5) here against the Minnesota Iron Rangers.

    Sharp angle
  • Classroom prep
    Classroom prep

    Grade 3/4 teachers Jodi Easton, left, and Jaana Georgeson were busy yesterday afternoon sorting through books and preparing their classroom at J.W. Walker for students who will be heading back to school next Wednesday (Sept. 3).

    Classroom prep
  • Crossed up
    Crossed up

    Janelle Andy (11) and Crystal Hyatt of the Manitou Blaze got their signals crossed to allow this RBI single by the Redgut Babes’ Alyssa Windego to fall in during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League final yesterday evening at VanJura. The Babes followed up their Game 1 victory in Manitou with an 11-5 triumph to repeat as league champs.

    Crossed up
  • Smooth ride
    Smooth ride

    Motorists heading to and from the Fort Frances Airport will have a much smoother ride now that 1,600 metres of Frog Creek Road has been resurfaced. The job was completed Friday by subcontractor Miller MSO, working for Tom Veert Contracting. The cost of this job was split between the town and MTO.

    Smooth ride
  • Full flight
    Full flight

    There was no time to lose for Big Grassy Braves’ runner Don “Kimbi” Copenace as he hustled to third base after a Dakota Andy single in the fourth inning of the Rainy River District Fastball League championship final Tuesday evening in Big Grassy. The Braves edged the Barwick Blue Knights 5-4 to finish the season undefeated and capture their third-straight league title.

    Full flight

Latest news

Belluz, Haglund running for council

More individuals are lining up to run for town council in the Oct. 27 municipal election.
Long-time public school board trustee Dan Belluz and local resident Ed Haglund filed their papers Friday afternoon.
That means eight people are now vying for the six council seats.

Region sees four new fires

Four new forest fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday.
Fort Frances Fire #15, located near Marmion Lake by Atikokan, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares.
Meanwhile, Fort Frances Fire #16, located on an island on Marmion Lake, also was “not under control” at 0.1 ha.
Both of these blazes were human-caused.

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