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Organizers are hoping Friday’s benefit dinner and dance here will raise the last bit of money needed to bring 11 child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident from Belarus to the Rainy River District this summer.
The dinner will be held at the local Legion Hall, with tickets on sale for $15. They can be purchased at Betty’s and Fort Frances General Supply.
In an effort to add some pizzazz to the public persona of the Border Shrine Club, and to the success of Shriner-sponsored charities, six of its members have volunteered for clown duty—suit, makeup, and all.
Their stories read like something Hemingway may have penned if his own wartime romance had endured. Canadian soldiers overseas, courting women they fell in love with during the turmoil of World War II.
What it did was bring love in the midst of war, and hope in a time when many didn’t know how long the fighting would last—or if they would even make it through to see its end.
“Top Off Days” is being hailed as a huge success by organizers, with it raising more than $4,000 for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care in just two days at Canada Safeway here.
Safeway manager Paul Miller said about $2,000 was raised from people “topping up” their grocery bills while the rest was made between the barbecue and raffle.
If you’re someone who dreams of writing the great Canadian novel, or longs to see a news article or short story in print, now’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of the trade.
The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is offering a workshop for writers May 23-24 at the Fort Frances Public Library, with freelance writer Melinda McCracken facilitating it.
The price of lots in the town’s industrial park could be going up.
At its regular meeting Monday, council froze the sale of lots for two weeks until the prices are reviewed to make sure they are priced at fair market value, Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said.
With the walleye season-opener arriving Saturday, the area biologist with the local Ministry of Natural Resources office is predicting another good season of fishing this year.
Darryl McLeod said the earlier ice out and above normal temperatures should increase the walleye feeding activity and make them more aggressive.
Based on the fisheries assessment work done at the Canadian Bass Championship here the past three years, MNR area biologist Darryl McLeod said data indicates Rainy Lake is producing bigger and older fish every year since the tournament’s inception in 1995.
The town received a one-paragraph letter from LM Architects of Winnipeg late Monday afternoon requesting seven more days to determine if a proposed double-rink ice facility can be built here within the $4.9-million budget.