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Vital event

Another Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's fall fair has come and gone, and whether you happened to make it out to Emo or not, there's little doubt the fair continues to be a vital district event.

Province must act

If Ontario is open for business, Greg Rickford, our member of Provincial Parliament, must impress upon Doug Ford and his colleagues at Queen's Park that the Ontario government cannot stand idly by while a Quebec company monopolizes Northwestern Ontario's forests and makes it impossible to restart the Fort Frances mill and provide hundreds of jobs across the Rainy River District.

Salute inductees

Saturday evening will see the induction of a new group of people into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame.

The original idea of Dave Egan, Terry Ogden and Larry Patrick has become a full reality. This year's inductees cover a broad range of sports. From powerlifting, to football, to hockey, and racquet sports, this is a diverse group of individuals and teams being recognized.

Meet candidates

The starting lineup for the Thunder Bay Rainy River Riding is now complete.

On Monday evening, Dr. Marcus Powlowski was named the Liberal candidate for the coming election. He joins Conservative Linda Rydholm and New Democrat candidate Yuk-Sem Won on the ballot.

We wonder . . .

The announcement late Monday afternoon answered one question and created a list of new ones.

Yes, the Fort Frances paper mill was sold to Riversedge Developments. But what does that mean?

Now we will wait for an announcement from Justus Veldman, the president of Riversedge Developments, to fill us in on their intentions.

Volunteer now

The local Fun in the Sun committee deserves a round of applause for once again putting on a Canada Day to remember.

How does it all happen? Well, money doesn't hurt and the local Canada Day celebration got a boost from the community support it received through several fundraisers, as well as a shot in the arm from the Moffat Family Fund.

Generous benefactor

The Town of Fort Frances divvied up over $93,000 to 17 local organizations here Monday evening, money which will help them put on events, provide free programming to the public, and buy new equipment.

This is all thanks to the Moffat Family Fund.


Local youth will jump—not to mention tumble, vault, cartwheel, kip, somersault, and backflip—for joy when the new Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy starts up here this fall.

The academy will be operating out of the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium, offering an alternative athletic activity which has not been available here since 2007.