Kudos to the organizers of the “Métis Community Festival” held on Saturday at Sunny Cove Camp.
The Métis Fiddler Quartet are outstanding musicians and jiggers. Novice and experienced jiggers enjoyed participating.
The cultural activities, meanwhile, were varied and fun, with good participation. The displays were educational.
I would like to respond to last week’s column by local MPP Sarah Campbell entitled “Beware of energy retailers.”
In short, the article is rife with falsehoods, factually-incorrect statements, and clearly indicates that Ms. Campbell has a complete lack of knowledge of Ontario’s energy sector.
A big thank you to the kind gentleman who cut and cleared the storm-damaged trees on the Weller Lake road prior to the Labour Day weekend.
Mother Nature’s fury left 15 or 20 trees across the road prior to the Cuttle Lake landing.
Dear Mr. Editor:
We are writing this letter to bring awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
FASD is an umbrella term that describes a range of disabilities that occur as a result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Consumption of alcohol is one of the most dangerous and harmful things a mother can do to her unborn child.
If you’re having a drink, baby is, too.
I am a visitor to Fort Frances from England.
My girlfriend, who is from the town, and I are volunteer English teachers and set to leave to teach in Georgia in Europe.
Very annoyingly, my girlfriend’s laptop computer sadly crashed last week and given the short timeframe, we were unable to take it to Thunder Bay or Dryden before we leave!
We at the Sister Kennedy Centre are inviting all seniors (55 plus), including the disabled and handicapped, to drop in and enjoy our wonderful facilities.
We are a self-supporting, non-denominational group of senior citizens interested in the independent, healthy, recreational, and social activities of all Fort Frances and district seniors.
As I saw the community spirit, in both winning the “Kraft Celebration Tour” and the resounding success of the event here Sunday, I must say I was incredibly proud of our town.
But upon seeing the “Rainbow” flag proudly flying in the background during the TSN broadcast of the event, my heart swelled again.
As part of the “Kraft Celebration Tour” local organizing committee, I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Fort Frances, International Falls, Rainy River District, and Koochiching County for making this event a huge success!
Thanks to my fellow “lead riders” (Bob Gordon from Kenora and Doug Hutton of Dryden), this year’s “Ride For Memories” from Fort Frances into Dryden on Saturday was a huge success.
Dear Fort Frances:
Your sidewalks are in horrid shape! Using spray paint to mark the “dangerous portions” is a joke.
When you combine overgrown shrubs/trees that a pedestrian has to dodge, and vehicles parking on the sidewalks forcing people to walk around, it is very discouraging.
Please address this issue as it not only looks horrid, but is dangerous for pedestrians, bikes, and skating.