You are here

Canadians’ tryouts slated

The Fort Frances Canadian Midget ‘AA’ hockey team will begin tryouts for the 2008-09 season on Monday (Sept. 15) at 6:45 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

All interested players must be registered with the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association prior to tryouts, and a $30 tryout fee must be paid.

Players are asked to be at the arena by 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

Housing tour

Members of the Rainy River District Social Services Board toured Elizabeth Manor and Lady Frances Place here yesterday evening to see the numerous projects maintenance staff have been working on to refurbish the apartment buildings, including repainting, updating balconies, and replacing carpets, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles.

Blood clinic

A Canadian Blood Services clinic assistant prepped Dave Gosman, who’s given blood more than 60 times over his life, to donate “the gift of life” once again late yesterday afternoon during the first day of the fall blood clinic at Fort Frances High School. The clinic wraps up today from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m.

In anticipation

#1 and #2 fans Rebecca Sokoliuk, left, and Jessica Kaun watched with rapt attention and anticipation as Mitch MacDonald hit the stage for the season finale of “Canadian Idol” last night during the party in the lounge at La Place Rendez-Vous. Although he placed second to Theo Tams, the pair, along with their friends, still are eager for a CD release from their favourite “Idol.”

Council hears OPP update

While some of the numbers are down from the same period last year, the Fort Frances OPP detachment definitely was busy in the second quarter of 2008, OPP S/Sgt. Steve Shouldice reported to town council Monday night.

In the second quarter, local OPP officers responded to 1,175 calls for service, compared to 1,022 in the second quarter of 2007.

Fall blood clinic wraps up today

Canadian Blood Services saw a total of 147 donors come out yesterday for the first day of its two-day fall blood donor clinic being held at Fort Frances High School.

This yielded 131 units of blood, CBS spokesperson Harvey Heather noted this morning.

Since each unit of blood can help up to three people, he said yesterday’s donations alone can help up to 393 people in need.