Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • Blood donor
    Blood donor

    Louise Bliss of Emo was among those who gave blood yesterday during the first day of Canadian Blood Services’ donor clinic at Fort Frances High School. A total of 128 community members turned out, with 107 units of blood collected—more than their day-one goal of 96 units. The clinic continues today from noon-3 p.m. and then 5-8 p.m. and there are about 90 appointments still available.

    Blood donor
  • ‘First Rider’
    ‘First Rider’

    Nickolas Wood proudly showed off his certificate naming him a “first rate rider” after he participated in the “First Rider” program this morning. Organized by the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium, the program is designed to familiarize young children and their parents with school buses and school bus safety.

    ‘First Rider’
  • Final stretch
    Final stretch

    Jillian Gustafson was still going strong in the final strides of the second-annual Splash and Dash aquathlon held at Point Park yesterday. Gustafson finished third in the women’s division, with Hailey Beaudry tops among females in a time of 36:59. Dwayne Olson of Winnipeg was the men’s and overall champion with a clocking of 36:12 in the 18-person field.

    Final stretch
  • A ‘fair’ amount of fun
    A ‘fair’ amount of fun

    Keisha DeBungie, 11, left, Kianna Adams, nine, and Star Martin, 12, enjoyed the bright lights, treats, and fast rides on Saturday at the Emo Fair, but the trio’s favourite fair pastime was playing games offered on the midway. It looks like luck was on their side.

    A ‘fair’ amount of fun
  • Return of ‘The King’
    Return of ‘The King’

    Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James wowed the crowd with his familiar voice and uncanny moves during Friday night’s fundraiser concert at the Townshend Theatre. The riveting “Comeback King Show” drew a sizable crowd to raise funds for Community Living Fort Frances and District.

    Return of ‘The King’

Latest news

Town lands funds to redevelop old hotel site

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel will be demolished and redeveloped into a market square in the future thanks to nearly $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).

Sexual assault website launched

The Rainy River District Victim Services Program is trying to end sexual violence against men and women of all ages by creating a local Sexual Assault Network and recently launching a website to provide resources to those who need them.

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