Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Dam repair
    Dam repair

    Tom Jones Corp. was using this large crane on the international bridge here yesterday to make repairs on the dam and install new pieces.

    Dam repair
  • Fastball delivery
    Fastball delivery

    Karma Andy fanned 16 batters yesterday evening but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Manitou Blaze from falling 12-3 to the host Couchiching Lady Raiders in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action.

    Fastball delivery
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’
    ‘Wizard of Oz’

    Carmen Hebert, left, played “Dorothy” while Ava Dolyny and Cassidy Roach portrayed the scarecrow and the tin man in J.W. Walker School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” there yesterday. The show was performed for fellow students during the day and then for the public last night, with another performances taking place tonight at 6:30 p.m.

    ‘Wizard of Oz’
  • Prized fungi
    Prized fungi

    Perry Nastiuk showed off just a fraction of the true morel mushrooms he recently found within town limits. Nastiuk said the edible mushrooms grow near dead and dying trees, such as poplar, alder, and trembling aspen. He added morel mushrooms, which fetch anywhere from $20-$50 a pound in major centres like Toronto, are an “epicurean’s delight.”

    Prized fungi
  • Sod-turning
    Sod-turning

    Brian Penny (Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for New Gold), left, along with Northern Development and Mines minister Michael Gravelle, Kyle Stanfield (director of environment and sustainability with New Gold), local MPP Sarah Campbell, David Schummer (Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for New Gold), Chapple Coun.

    Sod-turning

Latest news

Sunshine for weekend

It will be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low of minus-one C (31 F).
Expect northwest winds at five-10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 21(70) and low around eight (47).
Look for light northwest winds to become westerly by evening.
More sunshine is forecast for Saturday, along with a high of 22 (73) and low again dipping to eight (47).

Lakers’ tryouts date set

With their best season in franchise history barely behind them, the Fort Frances Lakers already are setting their sights on next year.
It was announced yesterday that the Lakers will hold their annual open tryouts July 17-19 at Bronco Arena in International Falls.

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