Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • Fire starters
    Fire starters

    Erin Tomalty, left, along with Sarah Strain and Ashtyn Dokuchie, carefully observed the fire they created during the “Outdoor Activities” class at Fort High. Students have also learned skills such as knot tying, and will eventually put their skills to the test when they embark on a camping trip later in the semester.

    Fire starters
  • Tuxedo time
    Tuxedo time

    Bride-to be Darcy Jones entered her name in a draw at McTaggart’s booth during the 2015 Bridal Show presented by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and received some information about tuxedo rentals for her groom and wedding party from Richard Boileau. 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.

    Tuxedo time
  • Baking for ‘change’
    Baking for ‘change’

    Abby Hardy, left, and Olivia Mainville, from Debbie Jean’s Grade 5/6 class at St. Francis School, displayed some of the tasty goodies available during their bake sale last Thursday. The students raised $410, which will be sent to a Third World country to create clean water. In conjunction with the bake sale, the class also been asking fellow students and staff to bring in their loose change.

    Baking for ‘change’
  • Celebrity puck drop
    Celebrity puck drop

    Former NHL star Theoren Fleury, centre, was the special guest for a ceremonial puck drop before Game 2 of the SIJHL best-of-seven semifinal between the Fort Frances Lakers, represented here by captain Miles Nolan, left, and the Thunder Bay North Stars, with captain Kris Kellaway doing the honours for his side. Fleury was the keynote speaker at the “Mino-Ayaawin” Youth Wellness Gathering.

    Celebrity puck drop
  • Lots of food
    Lots of food

    Tori Sikora, foreground, and Mary Wood of the Community Development Class at Confederation College helped stock the shelves of the pantry at the Loaves and Fishes community kitchen at the New Beginnings Fellowship yesterday. As an assignment, the class was asked to work together to develop a community initiative and they decided to support the community kitchen.

    Lots of food

Latest news

Equipment failure causes power bump

A limited number of Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the central part of town experienced a brief power interruption this afternoon after an equipment failure on the 100 block of Scott Street.
FFPC CEO and president Joerg Ruppenstein said a lightning arrestor failed and had to be replaced.

New Gold hiring process gearing up

New Gold’s Rainy River project, located north of Barwick, is progressing to the point that the intermediate gold mining company is getting its hiring process going.
“Things are progressing, in a slow, planned fashion, but things are really happening,” enthused Grant Goddard, the project’s general manager.

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