It may have been finished just the day before, and it still needed some touch-ups afterwards, but that didn’t take anything away from the eagerly-anticipated unveiling of the town’s first heritage mural Friday morning.
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Before coming to Fort Frances last Friday, all Carol Pirie of North Carolina knew about her great-grandfather, Edward Wellington Backus, was that she had “missed out.”
“My sister had told me he was a lumber baron,” Pirie said, adding her sibling then would go on and tell her about the fortune Backus amassed and Pirie didn’t have.
By now, most of you know about the walkout that occurred at the high school last Friday.
The walkout was planned by three students who had some legitimate concerns about things which were happening within the school. Those three, in turn, were backed by a number of other students who felt the same way.
Taking to the field as a special teams player takes a lot of heart and courage, not to mention physical ability.
It also takes a whole different mentality.
With players running down the field at full speed, hitting absolutely anything and everything that comes their way, it’s not only a full-out collision course—it’s war.
The Border Waters Coalition admitted the province’s decision to drop its law requiring non-resident anglers to stay overnight in Ontario in order to keep walleye and sauger was a “finger in the dike”—and one forced upon them after mistakes by Canadian lawyers in 1995.
In addition to dropping its NAFTA trade challenge over the border waters fishing dispute, Minnesota has agreed to reduce its catch limit for walleye/sauger on the Lake of the Woods.
But limits on Minnesota’s side of Rainy Lake will remain the same.
Three delegates from Namibia, Africa will be arriving in Fort Frances tomorrow to get a firsthand look at Canadian municipal politics—not to mention a good portion of Rainy River District.
When Pvt. Ray Martin of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 stood in front of the cenotaph on Remembrance Day last year and, despite failing health, proudly saluted the war dead on behalf of the Korean Veterans’ Association, the emotion on his face was enough to make me cry.
When John Moran of Fort Frances joined the armed forces in 1941 at the age of 19, he was “gung-ho” to fight on the front line.
But a hunting accident just prior to his enlistment changed all that.
On July 11, 1943, Dick Collette of Fort Frances was about a year into his duty as an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the H.M.C.S. Iroquois when a German aircraft bombed one of the troop ships in their convoy near the coast of Spain.