Friday, March 27, 2015
  • Art project
    Art project

    Several tweens and teens dropped by the Fort Frances Public Library last Friday to take part in an art project in conjunction with March Break activities there. They used sheets of music and watercolours to create spectacular works of art.

    Art project
  • New dock
    New dock

    C.J. Contracting began building a new dock behind La Place Rendez-Vous earlier this week. The old one had been damaged in last year’s flooding. The main dock at the Vous—the one closest to the dining area and lounge—was replaced back in the fall.

    New dock
  • French stories
    French stories

    Madame Meghan Spooner read the story, “La grenouille avec une grande bouche,” to youngsters at the inaugural French Storytime at the Fort Frances Public Library on Tuesday afternoon. The half-hour session is running on Tuesdays for three more weeks, beginning at 4 p.m. Anyone is welcome to take part in the songs, stories, and conversation en français.

    French stories
  • Tasty sample
    Tasty sample

    Randi-Rae Lee accepted a sample from Shelly Wepruk of “Sweety Cakes” yesterday evening during the 2015 Bridal Show presented by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts. A total of 37 brides-to-be and their guests showed up to meet with local businesses that provide wedding services, as well as enter various draws.

    Tasty sample
  • 'Go Local' cupcakes
    'Go Local' cupcakes

    Coun. June Caul presented Diane Maxey with a cupcake in celebration of the “Go Local” program’s second “birthday” while shopping on Scott Street yesterday. Also pictured are RRFDC/“Go Local” interns Maria Cristina Ciotti, back left, and Jamie Petrin, who were carting around and distributing cupcakes to local shoppers.

    'Go Local' cupcakes

Latest news

Two firearms seized here

Canada Border Services Agency officers have charged a Minnesota resident with smuggling firearms following a vehicle search last week at the Fort Frances port of entry.
On March 17, two U.S. residents arrived to apply for Remote Area Border Crossing permits.
Both had nil declarations but the primary officer referred the vehicle for a secondary examination.

Garden plots now up for grabs

Despite the chilly temperatures today, the Fort Frances Community Garden is gearing for the coming season by opening up registrations for anyone who would like a plot.
“We are very excited to begin taking applications,” enthused Elaine Fischer, a member of the Fort Frances Community Garden committee.

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