The green fields basking in brilliant sunshine Sunday belied the horror tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers faced that fateful morning exactly 100 years earlier as they charged forward to take Vimy Ridge from the Germans during the First World War.
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With construction slated to start as soon as the weather permits, and a completion date set for Aug. 1, no doubt town residents are getting anxious to see the vacant lot where the old Rainy Lake Hotel once sat blossom into the new Rainy Lake Square.
High school hockey may be done for the season now following the excitement of hosting the OFSAA 'A'/'AA' boys' championship last week and the Muskie girls' run to the quarter-finals at their provincial showdown in Stratford.
Fortunately, local fans can continue to get their hockey fix thanks to our Fort Frances Lakers.
With 15 hockey teams here for the OFSAA 'A'/'AA' boys' hockey championship, it's clear to see the economic impact hosting the tournament is having on Fort Frances and the surrounding area, particularly for local hotels and restaurants.
The old Memorial Arena (now the '52 Canadians Arena) was packed to the rafters on that fateful April Fool's Day night back in 1989 as 3,000 screaming fans cheered wildly and proudly as the Muskie boys' hockey team captured the OFSAA gold medal—their second in three years and first on home ice.
The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre still may face a cut to its budget for 2017, which potentially could result in reduced hours of operation there.
Sniff, sniff. Can you smell it?
The Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne obviously can—as evidenced by their scramble to tackle the exorbitant hydro rates burdening residents, businesses, and industries right across the province.
It's coming up to three years since town council decided to drop “Pither" from the "Point” because, as a former Indian agent, his name continued to spark bitterness among local First Nations more than a century later.
The fallout still is reverberating two weeks after the Liberal government reneged on its promise to change Canada's electoral system by the next election scheduled for 2019.
It appears we're back to square one when it comes to how best to welcome tourists coming into Northwestern Ontario through the Fort Frances border crossing.