Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Kettle kick-off
    Kettle kick-off

    The local Salvation Army kicked of its Christmas kettle campaign this morning at Walmart with help from the Fort Frances Lakers, Walmart staffers, and Fort Frances Coun. John Albanese. Having raised $20,000 within the community last year, the Salvation Army hopes the campaign brings in the same amount this year. Volunteers will be ringing the bells at various locations from now until Dec. 24.

    Kettle kick-off
  • Display day
    Display day

    Cam Croswell was one of 42 Fort High students who showcased their co-op displays in the atrium there yesterday. Croswell, who has his placement at ML Caron Electric, demonstrated electrical work with his project “Get Wired.” The Grade 12 student said he sees a future for himself in the trade.

    Display day
  • ‘Frosty’ tree
    ‘Frosty’ tree

    Josh Bigblood, left, and Kathleen Martin checked out the “Frosty” tree made by staff at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday. The tree is one of many in the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s “Festival of Trees” silent auction. Trees have been decorated and donated by the library, NCDS, the Chamber, and Marj Boileau and Flo Lerman, with more to come.

    ‘Frosty’ tree
  • Wiring shot
    Wiring shot

    Lucas DeBenedet just missed the target with this bullet in the third period of Tuesday night’s game but eventually scored once and added an assist to help the Lakers beat the visiting Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7-4.

    Wiring shot
  • Decorated trees
    Decorated trees

    Rainycrest resident Bess McCarthy put a ticket in to win one of the beautifully-decorated trees at the Rainycrest Auxiliary’s “Vendor Blender” there Saturday. The event also featured a penny table, baked goods, local artisans, and crafts for sale.

    Decorated trees

Latest news

Chamber election underway

A full field of candidates is running in the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce election.
Jennifer Greenhalgh (JGreenhalgh Solutions) and Myles Kuharski (Gillons’ Insurance Brokers Ltd.) are vying for the position of president.
Those running for seats on the board of directors include:
•Jordan Forbes (Saulteaux Consulting & Engineering);
•Travis Glowasky (Studio Gibbous);

Film crew looking to cast here

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a film, here’s your chance.
Toronto-based Jigsaw Casting informed the Times yesterday that it will be in Fort Frances today through Monday to cast a film.

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