Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  • Visiting actor
    Visiting actor

    Prolific First Nations actor Adam Beach shared his life story of tragedy and triumph yesterday at the Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Behavioural Health Services’ conference at the Nanicost grounds.

    Visiting actor
  • Swinging smile
    Swinging smile

    Aubrey Johnson, four, got a push on the swing from her mom, Jennifer, on Saturday afternoon at the Township of Alberton’s “Singing in the Swamp” event at the Millennium Park. There were activities for the kids, food available on-site, and music provided by local classic rock and country band, “Distant Legacy.”

    Swinging smile
  • Terry Fox Run
    Terry Fox Run

    Participants of all ages set out from the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday afternoon for the 34th-annual Terry Fox Run here. The event, organized by the Church of the Holy Spirit, saw more participation than last year, with about 100 people raising more than $13,000 for cancer research.

    Terry Fox Run
  • Fox fans
    Fox fans

    Dave Ogilvie, left, Ralph Wolff, Pam Guild, and Ginette Anderson showed off this year’s Terry Fox T-shirts, which features the Canadian hero’s first journal entry on them. The shirts, along with the hat worn by Ogilvie, will be available Sunday at the local Terry Fox Run, which gets underway at 2 p.m.

    Fox fans
  • ‘Soldiers of Song’
    ‘Soldiers of Song’

    “Soldiers of Song,” a tribute to the “Dumbells,” a renowned comedy troupe that originally was made up of soldiers from the Canadian Army’s Third Division, who entertained troops during the First World War, was staged yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show was hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Frances Museum.

    ‘Soldiers of Song’

Latest news

Lakers finalize roster

After hours upon hours of evaluation, Wayne Strachan has decided on the group that will look to continue a winning tradition.
The Fort Frances Lakers released their roster for the 2014-15 season last night while also making a flurry of last-minute roster moves to round out the unit that will look to defend its SIJHL crown.

Public invited to courthouse centennial

The public is invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fort Frances Courthouse tomorrow.
“This is a pretty big deal for our whole district,” said Vicki Jewell, supervisor of court operations.
“It’s a district courthouse—it covers from Rainy River through to Atikokan and all the communities in between,” she noted.
“So it is a celebration for the district.”

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