Friday, October 24, 2014
  • History lesson
    History lesson

    Curator Sherry George showed St. Michael’s Grade 2/3 students some of the equipment carried by Canadian soldiers during a tour of the Fort Frances Museum yesterday. The students got a close look at “We Remember Them,” the exhibit which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI and the 75th anniversary of the start of WWII.

    History lesson
  • Mayoral debate
    Mayoral debate

    A Fort High student asked a question of the three Fort Frances mayoral candidates—incumbent Roy Avis, Coun. Andrew Hallikas, and former mayor Dan Onichuk—during a debate held yesterday at the Townshend Theatre for students in the Civics classes. It will be known Monday night which of the three is elected.

    Mayoral debate
  • Dropping puck
    Dropping puck

    Laker Wyatt Cota and Matt Houston of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs were embroiled in a feisty face-off fight during the first period of Fort Frances’ 5-4 victory here Tuesday night.

    Dropping puck
  • Getting treat
    Getting treat

    Gabrielle DeGagne, right, handed over a treat to five-year-old Madelyn Dent as she participated in Walmart’s 10th-annual “Hallowe’en Scavenger Hunt” yesterday evening. More than 300 costume-clad youngsters ventured around the store collecting treats and safety tips in each department.

    Getting treat
  • 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

Latest news

Lakers nip ’Dogs

Bowen Alcock is fast getting a reputation for good timing.
Alcock made it two game-winning goals in a row as his marker with 11.8 seconds left in regulation time gave the Fort Frances Lakers a 5-4 win over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs here Tuesday night.

‘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.

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