Monday, July 28, 2014


Still no filings here for election

No one has put their name in yet to run for Fort Frances council in the upcoming municipal election in October.
As well, no one has filed so far to run for the Fort Frances seats on the Rainy River District School Board or Northwest Catholic District School Board.

‘Harmony of Nations’ a success

The inaugural “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival set out to unite artists and audience members from First Nation, Métis, Canadian, and American communities in a creative, musical environment—and that’s just what it did.
“Our goals were to work towards bringing together the four cultures and we did do that,” said event co-ordinator Shannon Darby.

Mud Lake City Music Fest to return next month

Just 30 km west of Fort Frances, Betty and Wayne Salchert spent a lifetime building a legacy within the Rainy River District.
Building a tiny town that is, which boasts its own bank, courthouse, shops and an array of priceless antiques.

Sandbag removal being discussed

With water levels of Rainy Lake and the upper Rainy River on a decline, the local Emergency Management Control Group is beginning to discuss formulating a plan to remove the protective measures that were put in place to battle recent high waters.

Victim Services has new resource

District residents who have been victims of crime will now have local resources right at their finger tips, with a new brochure available across the district from the Rainy River District Victim Services Program.
Funded by the Department of Justice Canada, Peggy Loyie of Victim Services here, said they wanted to create a collective resource for local people.

Vous runs wild in blowout

The La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs U18 squad had to give away the win on Thursday.
They took it back rather forcefully on Monday.
Hailey Beaudry, Erin Tomalty and Jaymee Fiset all fired hat tricks as the Voyageurs cruised to a 14-2 victory in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitches.

Fire hazards up and down

Unsettled weather continues in the Northwest Region of Ontario resulting in a mix of forest fire hazards. Hot, humid conditions combined with clouds and storms are triggering thunderstorms, severe at times.
In other locations the forecast is for continued sunshine and drying trends. This will mean that fire hazards will range from “low” to “high.”

Lakers add d-man

The void in the Fort Frances Lakers’ blueline corps is a little smaller today.
The Lakers announced today the signing of defenceman George Roblin, a 17-year-old Winnipeg product who played for the St. Vital Victorias of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League last year.
A 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, Roblin had 10 points in 42 games with the Victorias.

Sunny skies on tap tomorrow

It will be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low around 12 C (53 F).
Look for northwest winds five-10 m.p.h. becoming light in the evening.
Tomorrow will see sunny skies, with a high near 24 (75) and a low around seven (45).
Winds will be calm becoming northerly around five m.p.h.
Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 25 (77) and 13 (55).

More fire aid sent west: MNR

The resource sharing continues as Ontario deployed more personnel to Prince George in British Columbia. Included in yesterday’s deployment are a total of 72 FireRangers and four overhead staff.

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