Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Detour
    Detour

    With the detour now in place, eastbound traffic on King’s Highway is being directed to turn north onto Wright Avenue. But motorists can proceed straight ahead in order to access businesses beyond that point.

    Detour
  • Garden preparations
    Garden preparations

    Heather Johnson, left, and Joanne Bliss of RBC here volunteered their time last Thursday to give Wendy Kabel, with the United Native Friendship Centre, a hand during a work bee at the Fort Frances Community Garden. Not only did several RBC members help out in the garden, they also donated $1,000 to the project. The kids’ garden club gets underway there next Wednesday (June 3).

    Garden preparations
  • Shaved ’stache
    Shaved ’stache

    Gloria Tibbs, correctional officer from the Fort Frances Jail, put an end to Sgt. Chris Bonner-Vickers’ longtime moustache on Friday as a number of onlookers smirked at the sight. The Community Chest fundraiser—entitled “Locks for Locals”—saw $800 in pledges raised by Bonner-Vickers and Tibbs, who later had her head shaved.

    Shaved ’stache
  • Close race
    Close race

    Betsy Brokaw, right, finished just ahead of Kerry Canfield in the “Beat the Band” 5K run/walk at the Sorting Gap Marina Saturday morning. The fundraiser for the FFHS Band and Muskie track-and-field team saw 51 participants in the kids’ 1K event and 52 registered in the 5K distance.

    Close race
  • Taking pitch
    Taking pitch

    Nancy Indian of the Big Grassy Lynx used good judgment to take this pitch that was called a ball while Fort Frances Herricanes’ catcher Charity McMahon awaited its arrival from pitcher Micaela Jack during the first inning of yesterday evening’s 25-9 win by the Lynx at VanJura.

    Taking pitch

Latest news

Input invited on new strategic plan

The public has a chance to give their input on the future of Fort Frances.
Council and administration are working on a new four-year strategic plan and asking local residents to provide their ideas at a public meeting set for Monday, June 8 before they hash out the plan on June 11.

‘Harmony’ festival unveils lineup of local performers

Seven local acts have been selected to participate in this year’s “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival, which is set for July 17-18 at the Sorting Gap Marina here.
“We have a really diverse group of musicians so it’s not just one genre that is going to be playing between our headlining acts,” enthused festival co-ordinator Jamie Petrin.

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