Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Sprawling check
    Sprawling check

    Lucas DeBenedet didn’t mind taking the scenic route to get around English River Miners’ defenceman Liam Watson during the Lakers’ 5-2 win here Tuesday night.

    Sprawling check
  • Cheshire cats
    Cheshire cats

    Mackenzie Taylor, left, Maya Davis, and Julia McManaman together played the role of the Cheshire Cat yesterday during Robert Moore School’s production of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” They staged the musical for students and staff there in the morning and then for the public last night.

    Cheshire cats
  • A stand-up guy
    A stand-up guy

    Comedian Ryan McMahon had the packed house at From the Grind Up roaring with laughter last night. McMahon and fellow comedian John B. Duff also performed there the night before. McMahon will be back to perform this Saturday (March 7) at a lasagna fundraiser dinner for teens at J.W. Walker School. Doors open at 5 p.m., with McMahon to perform at 6.

    A stand-up guy
  • 'Grease' rehersal
    'Grease' rehersal

    Andrew Eldridge, left, playing “Danny Zuko,” Brandon Cole (“Roger”), Cole Turcotte (“Kenickie”), Shawn Brady (“Sonny”), and Sam Gauthier (“Doody”) rehearsed a musical number in preparation for Fort High’s spring musical, “Grease.” Auditions began in January and rehearsals have been ongoing for the past month. The musical will be staged May 6-9 at the Townshend Theatre.

    'Grease' rehersal
  • 'Where's Barry?'
    'Where's Barry?'

    Former Fort Frances residents Graeme Morgan (left) and Roy Tighe—seen here as characters from their short film, “Where Barry?”—are thrilled it has hit the film festival circuit. It will debut at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Mich. from April 9-12 and it also won a Royal Reel Award for the Canadian Film Competition at the Canadian Independent Film Festival in Vancouver.

    'Where's Barry?'

Latest news

Lakers roll over Miners

Wayne Strachan turned line juggling—and blueline and goalie juggling, for that matter—into an art form on Tuesday night.
With injuries, illness, and suspensions leaving him with only 11 forwards, five defencemen, and one semi-healthy netminder, the Fort Frances Lakers’ head coach and general manager played mix-and-match on offence, defence, and in goal.

Local man to get medal for bravery

Local resident Kyle Andrew Griffiths will receive a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony tomorrow in Ottawa.
On June 5, 2012, Griffiths braved intense heat and smoke to pull an unconscious man from a burning vehicle in Emo.
The car had been hit by a train at a railway crossing and was pushed a significant distance down the track before it caught on fire.

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