Tuesday, August 4, 2015
  • Triumphant arrival
    Triumphant arrival

    About 2,000 people packed into the ’52 Canadians Arena on Saturday morning to watch as former Fort Frances resident Duncan Keith, now a defenceman with the Chicago Blackhawks, brought the Stanley Cup to town. The day-long visit also included several other stops, as well as a lunch at Boston Pizza and a reception at La Place Rendez-Vous that evening.

    Triumphant arrival
  • Picnic games
    Picnic games

    Dominic Leydier, left, and Tyler Derksen stuffed their faces in a race to win a watermelon-eating contest during an old-fashioned family picnic in Barwick on Saturday. The picnic, which ran from 2-7 p.m. by the waterfront and commemorated 100 years since the first picnic was held in the area, saw attendees enjoy a variety of games, music, and a cold plate supper.

    Picnic games
  • Scoring run
    Scoring run

    Chris Morrisseau of the Couchiching Raiders zipped home in front of the relay throw to catcher Brandon Gustafson of Windey’s Warriors after Reo Walton’s RBI single in the fourth inning yesterday evening. Couchiching went on to beat the Warriors 11-5 in an East Division elimination game at Couchiching.

    Scoring run
  • Powerful swing
    Powerful swing

    Former Fort Frances resident Chris Neurinski, now living and working in Abu Dhabi, ripped a drive off the first tee at Kitchen Creek yesterday. The club hosted its club championships this week, with Maureen Thomson winning the ladies’ title on Tuesday. The senior men’s event was cancelled Wednesday while results for yesterday’s men’s championship were not available at press time.

    Powerful swing
  • Book signing
    Book signing

    Atikokan author Sophie (Hajdu) Fogg, right, smiled as she signed one of her books for Erma Armit yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library. The author was on hand from 4:30-7:30 p.m. to do a signing for her book, “One Our Father: Protected the rest of my family from more gunshots,” which was published earlier this year.

    Book signing

Latest news

Two new fires over weekend

The August long weekend was a relatively quiet one for forest fires, with only two new blazes reported in the Northwest Region.
Thunder Bay Fire #40, confirmed Sunday, was started by lightning striking a single white pine tree on Paradise Island on Northern Light Lake, about 100 km west-southwest of Thunder Bay.
It is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

’Canes pull out victory

Kristina Bombay belted an RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh to spark the Fort Frances Her-icanes to an 18-17 win over the Northwest Bay Beavers in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoff action last night at VanJura.
The second-ranked ’Canes next will host the two-time defending champion Red Gut Babes (seeded fourth) tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at VanJura.

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