Friday, March 6, 2015


RRCC opens with victory

It took the whole first period, and then a goal against midway through the second, for the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs’ women’s hockey team to emerge from their slumber.
The Michigan State Spartans should have let them sleep.

Local man to get medal for bravery

Local resident Kyle Andrew Griffiths will receive a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony tomorrow in Ottawa.
On June 5, 2012, Griffiths braved intense heat and smoke to pull an unconscious man from a burning vehicle in Emo.
The car had been hit by a train at a railway crossing and was pushed a significant distance down the track before it caught on fire.

Ex-residents’ film hitting festivals

Two former residents are proving themselves as film-makers after their latest project—a 32-minute short film entitled “Where’s Barry?”—recently was chosen for two film festivals.

‘Amazing’ voter turnout for awards

With voting closed for the 19th-annual business awards, nominees now will have to wait until the gala next Thursday (March 12) to find out who won.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce tried out a new means of voting this year—letting the public vote online—and it appears to have been a hit.

Keep ‘bleeding’ taps

With the town having received reports of frozen service lines over the past week, Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown again is urging those who have had a history of such problems to “bleed” their taps.
Brown told council Monday night there’s been 10 reports of residential lines freezing so far, two of which were “repeat customers.”

‘Snoasis’ is search of helping hands

The “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” is looking for volunteers to help run kids’ activities during “Snoasis 3: We Are Family.”
Slated for Saturday, March 21, the event will run from noon-2 p.m. at the Lions Park and over in the public library parking lot.

‘Think Pink’ effort saluted

Donald Young School in Emo will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s Recognition of Excellence tonight for last April’s “Day of Pink” there.
Using the theme “Think Pink—Erase Bullying,” DYS staff and students were encouraged to wear pink.
An assembly also was held in the morning to kick-off the day.

OPP take bigger bite out of crime

The local OPP detachment continues to have a far above-average clearance rates for solving crimes.
During the year-end police activities report for 2014 from OPP detachment commander Insp. Steve Shouldice during last night’s council meeting, he noted the clearance rate for violent crime in Fort Frances is 94.1 percent—up from 92.6 percent last year.

MNRF to rent space at airport

Town council will vote tonight to approve an agreement to rent space at the airport maintenance garage to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Run your taps: town

Town residents who had frozen service lines last year are being urged to start running those taps.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said this morning the town recently began getting reports of frozen service lines—about a month later that last year.
Nine frozen lines have reported since Wednesday, he noted.

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