Wednesday, May 27, 2015
  • Taking pitch
    Taking pitch

    Nancy Indian of the Big Grassy Lynx used good judgment to take this pitch that was called a ball while Fort Frances Herricanes’ catcher Charity McMahon awaited its arrival from pitcher Micaela Jack during the first inning of yesterday evening’s 25-9 win by the Lynx at VanJura.

    Taking pitch
  • Courtyard planting
    Courtyard planting

    The “Friends of the Museum” were busy Saturday morning beautifying the courtyard outside the Fort Frances Museum. Volunteers, including Dana Cridland, left, her sister, Danielle, and mom and “Friends” member, Caron, first cleared out the weeds and other plants, then planted pansies, marigolds, and other flowers the group had purchased.

    Courtyard planting
  • Off and running
    Off and running

    Those participating in the “Beat the Band” 5K run/walk took off from a location near the Hallett on Saturday morning. The fundraiser for the FFHS Band and Muskie track-and-field team saw 51 participants in the kids’ 1K event and 52 registered in the 5K distance.

    Off and running
  • Lost locks
    Lost locks

    Kelly Jolicoeur, superintendent of the Fort Frances Jail, made a close shave on correctional officer Gloria Tibbs on Friday at “Locks for Locals,” a fundraiser for the Fort Frances Community Chest. The event—also featuring Sgt. Chris Bonner-Vickers having his long-time moustache shave off and a barbecue—raised about $2,300 in all.

    Lost locks
  • 'Convicts' for chairty
    'Convicts' for chairty

    Isagenix representatives Missy Andrusco and Catharine Peerenboom were “convicted” of feasting on wings and chips after a spirited squash match on Saturday. The two were participating in the Voyageur Lions Club’s annual “Jail or Bail” at the Memorial Sports Centre in conjunction with the trade show.

    'Convicts' for chairty

Latest news

Smoking ban at beach mulled

The area’s Medical Officer of Health is asking town council to consider an outdoor smoke-free bylaw for the Point Park beach.
In a letter from Dr. Kit Young Hoon of the Northwestern Health Unit, she informed council that the Smoke-Free Ontario Act was amended to create smoke-free outdoor spaces in communities.

Lynx ‘walk’ all over Herricanes

It was a reasonable night to take a walk—so the Big Grassy Lynx decided to take a whole bunch of them.
The Lynx had just eight hits but were the recipient of 19 free passes from the Fort Frances Herricanes, which paved the way to a 25-9 victory in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action last night at VanJura.
Darkness led to the game being called after six innings.

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