You are here

Listen up!

Wayne Strachan, doing double duty as coach of the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres 98s, a team of top local minor hockey players gearing up for a tournament later this month in Minneapolis, spoke between drills last night at the Ice for Kids Arena.—Justin Holmes photo

Selling lemonade

Cameron Mosbeck, left, along with Noah and Michael Vanderaa, were manning their lemonade stand along Colonization Road in Emo last Thursday afternoon.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Black bear

This large black bear roamed through the garbage piled up at the Fort Frances landfill site yesterday afternoon. Several bears have been spotted around town and out at the dump, with town officials reminding residents not to disturb the bruins when taking garbage there.—Amanda Roy photo

Brush fire

Local MNR FireRangers hosed down the smouldering ground near LCB Logging yesterday afternoon after a chain of brush fires broke out by the railroad tracks along Highway 11 east of the causeway.—Justin Holmes photo

Directing traffic

Despite a new temporary stop sign for southbound traffic at the corner of Mowat Avenue and First Street East, OPP Sgt. Dave Saunders was out directing traffic there for three hours Friday afternoon. The stop sign, which came down today, was installed in hopes of alleviating traffic congestion at that intersection over the weekend.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Icing a cookie

Ashley Payne decorated her cookie with chocolate icing and sprinkles yesterday during a “Wild West” party at the Fort Frances Public Library. The children ate snacks, made cowboy vests, danced, and played games with library staff.—Amanda Roy photo

Drawing the winner

Lin Boileau picked the winning ticket yesterday morning for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club’s trip-of-the-month draw for August while Alan Zucchiatti looked on. The lucky winners were Keith and Tammy Kellar of Fort Frances, who will be heading off to London, England. —Amanda Roy photo

Big win

Jim Moynagh admired one of his big catches under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina here Saturday afternoon that helped him and partner Joe Thrun to their third Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship title. The pair bested a field of 136 other teams with a 58.36-pound total—the second-biggest haul in tournament history.—Amanda Roy photo

Way to go!

Barb Duguay, left, and Patty Jorgenson proudly—and loudly—cheered on “Kiddie Quest” contestant Bridget Jorgenson last Tuesday evening under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.—Amanda Roy photo

Coin hunt

Children searched through a pile of hay during the kids’ coin hunt—one of the activities at Chapple Heritage Days festivities on Saturday. The event ran both Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday at Steve and Joan Both’s farm north of Barwick.—Heather Ogilvie photo