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Gymnastics to be held at arena in fall

A new gymnastics academy will starting up here this fall.

Town council is expected this evening to endorse entering into an agreement with the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy to operate out of the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.

Gymnastics equipment will be set up in that space but be moved or taken down as required for other events scheduled in the auditorium.

Floats sought for parade

Canada Day is coming up quickly and the Rainy River Future Development Corp. (RRFDC) is urging the public to join in the celebration by being a part of this year's July 1st parade and making it the best one yet.

The RRFDC is inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to enter a customized float. The theme of this year's parade is “True North Strong and Free.”


Skating results from last November were mistakenly placed on page B2 of yesterday's Times.

The results also erroneously refer to the skaters belonging to the Borer Skating Club when in fact they are students of the Northern Lights School of Skating.

The Times apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the mix-up.

Reborn dolls a labour of love

How does one start creating baby dolls that are so lifelike, they might be able to fool your brain into believing they're real?

For Wendy Wiebe, it began with collecting and healthy dose of curiosity.

“I started out collecting dolls with my daughter, and then I discovered these kinds of dolls, and I got really intrigued,” Wiebe told the Times.

Pride Week influence

Fort Frances is turning into a town which is more inviting than ever.

This positive direction is punctuated by the second-annual Pride Week currently underway which seeing events taking place all week long to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of difference in our communities and opportunities for learning and engagement on LGBTQ2 issues.

Won wins NDP candidacy here

The NDP have selected their candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall election, following nomination meetings held across the region over the weekend.

Labour activist Yuk-Sem Won took the nomination, beating out Jason Storkson who is an 11-year member of the Nishinawbe-Aski Police Service.