Although the deadline isn’t until Oct. 15, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is reminding district residents that now is the time to nominate a deserving individual or business for its annual awards gala.
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Those hoping to crack the roster of the Fort Frances Canadians Midget ‘AA’ hockey team took to the ice yesterday evening for the opening night of tryouts. The squad will open its 2008/09 season Oct. 4-5 at Shattuck-St.Mary’s.
Excited young girls hoping to be future figure skating stars signed up for the Border Skating Club’s winter programs yesterday evening in the conference room at the Ice for Kids Arena.
Carol Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Fyfe passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at Lacombe Hospital in Lacombe, Alta. after a year-long battle with cancer.
Born in Hamilton, Ont. on Dec. 24, 1943, Betty was the eldest daughter of Fred and Mary Clinker. In 1952, the family moved from Dryden, Ont. to Fort Frances, Ont., where Betty was raised and graduated from high school.
She went on to graduate from The Nightingale School of Nursing in Toronto in 1963, and many years later returned to university where she obtained her BScN.
With autumn’s chill already in the air, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce wants to put a little spice into local residents’ lives and heat things up with a chili cook-off next month.
Two fires—Nipigon District fire #20 and Thunder Bay District fire #36—were declared “out” in the West Fire Region by the end of Friday.
This leaves just seven fires still “active” in the region, including three in Kenora District, two in Thunder Bay District, one each in Nipigon District and Sioux Lookout District.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres finished off pre-season action with a 4-3 win over the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs on Saturday night.
After falling behind 2-0 early in the opening period, the Sabres began their comeback midway through the first.
Then just seconds into the second period, Chris Sinclair netted his first of three goals to pull the Sabres even.
The Muskie football team ended a long losing streak with a 7-4 win over the visiting Kenora Broncos in Winnipeg High School Football League action Friday afternoon. Players and coaches alike jumped up and down to celebrate the long-awaited victory.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres kept the pressure on here Saturday night as they edged the Dryden Ice Dogs 4-3 in their final game of the pre-season. The black-and-red open their second SIJHL season by hosting the Thunder Bay this Friday (Sept. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
Local air cadets Corbin Bannon, left, and Austin Morrison dug into a pancake breakfast at their own fundraiser Saturday during the annual ‘Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ’ at the Fort Frances Airport. About 230 people turned out for the event, which featured good food, airplanes, helicopters, old cars, motorcycles, and radio-controlled planes.