Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  • Loose ball
    Loose ball

    Connor Nelson of the Crossroads Tornadoes drove the lane against the St. Francis Sentinels during the Rainy River District Athletic Association’s regional basketball championships Saturday at Fort High. But it was the Riverview Royals who captured the school’s first-ever gold medal on the boys’ side while the Sturgeon Creek Sturgeons took top spot in the girls’ division.

    Loose ball
  • Lakers’ skate
    Lakers’ skate

    Lakers’ forward Dylan Robertson chatted with Tarran and Timea Enge while skating around the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday. The Fort Frances Lions Club hosted a free “Skate with the Lakers” event and many youngsters joined the two-time defending SIJHL champs on the ice. The Lakers will be vying for the Dudley Hewitt Cup here starting tomorrow night.

    Lakers’ skate
  • Festival choir
    Festival choir

    Hue Eldridge’s Grade 1 class from Robert Moore School performed “Sing a Rainbow” yesterday during the vocal division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. The vocal competition wraps up today, concluding the three-week Festival. The annual “highlights” concert, showcasing the award-winning performances, will take place Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

    Festival choir
  • ‘Office Hours’
    ‘Office Hours’

    News station producer Pam Gerard (Susie Tilley) berated reporter Warren Kimble (Jason Kabel) during the opening scene of “Office Hours” last night at the Cooper River Inn. The Canadian comedy, being staged by Fort Frances Little Theatre, was part of a dinner theatre that runs again there tonight and tomorrow. Get your tickets in advance at the inn’s front desk.

    ‘Office Hours’
  • Say "Sunflowers!"
    Say "Sunflowers!"

    Pam and Beau Guild and their son, Ben, were among the families and individuals who dropped by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Wednesday to pick up free sunflower starter kits in celebration of “Earth Day.” The library has launched its new “Seed Library”—a free, accessible community seed resource that urges patrons to check out seeds, grow them over the summer, and th

    Say "Sunflowers!"

Latest news

Terriers even record

The nation’s widely-considered top Junior ‘A’ hockey team looked like its old self after a minor hiccup.
The MJHL champion Portage Terriers, featuring Fort Frances native Davis Ross on defence, rebounded from an opening loss with a 6-3 win over the Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) yesterday in their second game at the Western Canada Cup in Fort McMurray, Alta.

Budget set to be unveiled

The 2015 town budget will be presented at tonight’s regular council meeting.
Treasurer Laurie Witherspoon will explain the budget process, outline sources of revenue and what the town’s expenses are, as well as compare uncontrollable costs from 2014 with those in 2015.
She also will provide a taxation summary, and what it means to particular assessments in residential and other classes.

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