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Seniors Companion Project preps for info sessions

Amidst a flurry of government funding announcements, one local group is gearing up to take the next steps towards being operational.

During a stopover for lunch and a few reveals at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Friday morning, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford announced funding that is going towards the Seniors Companion Project here in Fort Frances.

Country Jams still going strong

The “Country Jams" for Emo will be on Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and March 13, 2020 at the Emo Legion. For a great evening of old time favourites with family and friends please mark these dates on your calendar. The musicians will start playing sometime around 7 p.m. and will play until 10 p.m. or a little later. The bar will be open and the kitchen staff may be available to cook your favourite snack.

Ice fishing buckets

Since I started writing this column back in 2007 I have literally written hundreds of them. When Jim Cumming, then publisher of the Fort Frances Times, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in doing it, he said I could write about whatever I wanted, outdoors related. Shortly thereafter, the Miner and News in Kenora picked the column as well and I've been doing it ever since.