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Second-annual harvest dinner all ready to go

The second-annual Rainy River District Harvest Dinner is set to go Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Devlin Hall.

A fantastic menu of local foods has been created by Todd Moxham of “CATER 2 U,” a locally-owned cooking and catering company.

All five courses, from the appetizers to the dessert, will be made with products grown or raised right here in Rainy River District.

Helping the cause

After a cold, drizzly morning, the sun began to shine through Sunday afternoon just in time for the annual Terry Fox Run organized by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. There were 82 participants who came out this year to raise money in the fight against cancer, once again led by Marj Katerick, who reached her personal goal of $2,008. The final amount was still being tallied.

High flying

Chris Johnson worked with his radio-controlled airplane before sending it up for an aerial display that pleased the crowd at the ninth-annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” held Saturday at the Fort Frances Airport. He later won the prize for best radio-controlled plane.

No new fires to report: MNR

There were no new fires in the West Fire Region yesterday.

Aviation and fire operations are scaling back following normal seasonal changes and downgrades as cooler, wet weather comes through and the fire hazard drops.

Seven fires remain active in the region, but they are not threatening any values.

Signing up

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.