Monday, September 22, 2014
  • Inspirational message
    Inspirational message

    Renowned “We Day” motivational speaker Spencer West spoke to Grade 7 and 8 students at the Townshend Theatre yesterday, describing his journey after losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five. His message focused on overcoming challenges, and to be inspired to do something to create positive change locally or globally.

    Inspirational message
  • Homestretch
    Homestretch

    Muskie Sydney Beck, left, and Mika Kooistra of the S.C.A.P. Knights powered their way down the homestretch during the junior girls’ division at the Muskie Trailrun yesterday at the Rocky Inlet trails. The competition kicked off the NorWOSSA cross-country running season and was the first time in recent memory that the black-and-gold hosted their own meet.

    Homestretch
  • ‘We Remember Them’
    ‘We Remember Them’

    Beatrice Galbraith looked for a photo of her late father-in-law, Neil Galbraith, who served in both World War I and II, during yesterday’s wine-and-cheese reception to open “We Remember Them,” the new exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, which is a partnership between the museum, Royal Canadian Legion Br.

    ‘We Remember Them’
  • Commemorative tree
    Commemorative tree

    Barbara Morgan, president of the Rainy River Law Library Association, placed some dirt around the base of a red pine yesterday afternoon outside the Rainy River District Courthouse as other members of the association looked on. The Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, and court staff also donated trees to commemorate the courthouse’s 100th anniversary.

    Commemorative tree
  • Tasting chili
    Tasting chili

    Debbie Scofield, left, and Linda Hyatt tasted 10 different chili recipes during the annual “Great Canadian Chili Cook-off” held yesterday at the local Legion. The event once again proved popular, drawing an estimated 175 people out for lunch. Holmlund Financial won the “Judges’ Choice” award while Main Street Market captured the “People’s Choice” title.

    Tasting chili

Latest news

Input still welcomed

A call for public input on the town’s 2015 budget has gone unanswered.
Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig said yesterday that no one has contacted the town to get on the agenda for Monday’s public meeting.
But he added if anyone still would like to provide input on the budget, they can show up at 6 p.m. and council will give them some time to speak.

Spaghetti benefit planned for couple

With just days before a local couple undergoes a living donor kidney transplant, the community is coming together to raise funds to help pay for the costs associated with travelling to Toronto for the surgery.
Leona Grandbois began dating her now-fiancé, Jordan Ellsmere, two-and- a-half years ago. And while Ellsmere had had a long history of kidney problems, his condition began to deteriorate.

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