Chili chefs are busy cooking up their formula for success in preparation for the second-annual “Great Chili Cookoff” slated to get underway Friday at 11 a.m. under the tent in the parking lot of the Fort Frances Times.
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Look out chili chefs—the taste testers are out to choose the best chili and they have some flavour standards.
“Some like it hot, some do not" pretty much sums up the panel of judges set to give their taste buds the challenge at the "Great Chili Cookoff” slated Friday in the Times parking lot.
Food banks at the United Native Friendship Centre here and the local Salvation Army definitely will be thankful for the proceeds from the “Great Chili Cookoff” being held Friday—their shelves are in dire need of supplies.
“Our stock is fairly low, [in fact] we are low on all staples,” said Marjorie Atkinson, a food bank volunteer with the Salvation Army.
With provincial funding having run out for the Community Development Corp. for the West Rainy River District, Geoff Gillon said his office is looking to pick up the slack.
But just how they’re going to do it remains to be seen.
The invisible trading wall is crumbling as 150 participants opened up possibilities of doing business with their counterparts on the other side of the Canada-U.S. border.
Fort Frances council could be putting the brakes on the proposed Rainy River District Area Services Board by insisting on representation by population.
That’s the warning Rainy River Mayor Gord Armstrong, who chairs the working group putting together the proposal, relayed after hearing council here gave the go-ahead to the proposal—but only if certain changes were made.
It wasn’t about buying and selling, or even about trade. It was about making contacts with people on both sides of the border.
And it was a real success for Trish Neilson of Rainy River Preserves, who was attending her first “Northern Networks” trade conference.
Spotting a huge, unidentifiable object in the evening sky with flashing lights “not like an airplane” may sound far-fetched but it’s a scenario at least a dozen residents from Fort Frances to Barwick said they saw Sept. 20.
Shortly after passing a resolution not to commit more town dollars to the auditorium project at Westfort, Fort Frances council made a “friendly amendment” to kick in another $300,000 to bring its maximum financial commitment up to $1.8 million.
But with that, the auditorium will house only 434 seats, not the 500 the auditorium committee had pledged another $70,000 to see built.
When Sandra Morrisseau joined the Couchiching Volunteer Fire Department, she probably never expected to be called to a fire at her own home.
But early Sunday morning, she watched her house go up in smoke.