Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Human book
    Human book

    Dick Bird, a residential school survivor, spoke to Shelley Fairbrother and Casey Slack during the “Human Library” event Monday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The couple “checked out” Bird to listen to his experience of spending eight years in the Ste. Marguerite’s Indian Residential School.

    Human book
  • Wihnan honoured
    Wihnan honoured

    Nick Wihnan was beaming after being named “Senior of the Year” at the Sister Kennedy Centre last Wednesday evening, as Mayor Roy Avis looked on.

    Wihnan honoured
  • Motivational speaker
    Motivational speaker

    Amber Konikow, a national boxing champion, spoke to youth from across Northwestern Ontario on Saturday at La Place Rendez-Vous during Motivate Canada’s ACTIVATE Northwest Regional Youth Leadership Forum hosted in partnership with Naicatchewenin First Nation and Grand Council Treaty #3.

    Motivational speaker
  • Big tackle
    Big tackle

    Muskie running back Kenton Bowles ran smack into the teeth of a tenacious West Kildonan Wolverines’ defence all day as he was limited to 10 yards on six carries in the visitors’ 46-16 victory here Friday afternoon that dashed Fort High’s hopes for a second-straight playoff appearance.

    Big tackle
  • ‘Human Library’
    ‘Human Library’

    Former NHL’er Mike Allison spoke to seven-year-old Ashtyn Thomson yesterday during the “Human Library” event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Thomson “checked out” Allison, the human “book,” before heading over to the arena for his practice with the Times Tigers.

    ‘Human Library’

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‘Human Library’ deemed success

The first-ever “Human Library” event hosted by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, in partnership with the local Celebrating Diversity Committee, has been deemed a success.
“It was successful,” Andrea Avis, the library’s program director, said of the event held there Monday from 6-8 p.m.
“Our ‘books’ were checked out to 23 different people,” she noted.

Small business owners give advice

Thinking of starting a small business?
It’s “Small Business Week” (Oct. 19-25) and the Times caught up with some of the more recently-started local ones to get some advice straight from the source.
Ben Morelli, who opened “From the Grind Up” on Scott Street in February, 2013, said networking is vital.

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