Monday, December 22, 2014
  • Tim's video
    Tim's video

    This scene from the Tim Hortons’ video launched this morning shows local resident enjoys the cozy atmosphere in the local restaurant that was decorated from floor to ceiling in wool this past Saturday. The company transformed the location, as well as areas of town, for the online video, which is an extension of its “Warm Wishes” campaign.

    Tim's video
  • Mill equipment
    Mill equipment

    A crew was spotted hoisting several new commercial boilers onto the roof of the paper machine building yesterday morning. A Resolute spokesperson still was confirming details but it is believed the new equipment has to do with the company’s plan to heat critical parts of the mill through the winter.

    Mill equipment
  • Helping hands
    Helping hands

    Wayne Riches of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade packed up some hampers this morning at the local Salvation Army. Firefighters Matt Ruston, Shawn Morrison, Kayne Shaw, and Nathan Cousineau also were among the volunteers who helped get them ready for pick-up. The Salvation Army is providing hampers for about 200 families this year—about 50 more than in 2014.

    Helping hands
  • Christmas sightseers
    Christmas sightseers

    Local seniors enjoyed a bus tour of Fort Frances to see Christmas lights displays during the “Tournament of Lights” yesterday evening. Volunteers Cassie McLellan and Taylor Clinker served up snacks while Verlaine Rodrigues led the bus in song. Herman Rodrigues drove the bus. A total of 39 bus riders also were given gift bags made by some Early Years students at Robert Moore.

    Christmas sightseers
  • Open net
    Open net

    Muskie captain Amy Penner (13) appeared to have Sioux Lookout Warriors’ goalie Alex Morin at her mercy but she couldn’t quite finish off this scoring chance in the third period of Fort High’s 16-1 rout here Tuesday night.

    Open net

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Tim Hortons airs video shot here

Fort Frances is famous. Well, at least on social media today. Tim Hortons launched an online video this morning that was shot here this past weekend, showcasing Fort Frances as the warmest Tim Hortons in Canada. “It was about bringing warmth,” noted Glenn Hollis, vice-president of Brand Strategy, Marketing & Guest Experience at Tim Hortons.

Lakers’ debut stellar for Park

Once the Fort Frances Lakers got the offence rolling, the rest of the night was a walk in the “Park.”
The Lakers scored four goals in just over four minutes in the second period, and Nathan Park made 24 saves to earn the shutout in his SIJHL debut, as Fort Frances blanked the English River Miners 5-0 last night in Ear Falls.

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