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New location

The move by Emo Feed to their new store across the street from their existing store is moving along. Emo Feed will open for business on Monday (April 2) in their new quarters.

50th anniversary

Mark and Jennifer Cawston wrote down their memories of Confederation College into the school's celebration book yesterday during the Fort Frances campus's 50th anniversary celebration reception. The campus was filled with staff, students, and past graduates who had a chance to reconnect and reminisce about their experiences at Confederation College.

Locally-farmed dinner

Bev Sisco was one of the many attendees who turned out to the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op's “Farm to Fork” event at La Place Rendez-Vous on Friday evening. She and her husband, Gord, enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring ingredients sourced solely from local producers.

'Farm to Fork'

Anita Marcotte of the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op helped facilitate the organization's “Farm to Fork” dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous on Friday evening. The two-hour event featured a three-course meal made out of locally-sourced ingredients from producers across the Rainy River District.

Sweeping duo

Muskies Andrea Schram and Ashley Payne swept their rock towards the house during their squad's 7-5 loss to Timiskaming District SS in the bronze-medal game of the OFSAA curling championships Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The black-and-gold settled for “antique bronze” with the loss to cap a strong showing on home ice.


Fort Frances native Vai Lockman broke his opponent down during a match at a tournament in Virginia, Mn. on Saturday. The Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program member, which is based out of International Falls, finished in top spot in the 55- to 60-pound division.


Inga Friesen of “Inga's Kitchen” set up a colourful display of cupcakes for her booth at the annual bridal show presented by Northwood Gallery & Gifts last Wednesday evening. About two dozen brides had registered for the event, which featured a wide variety of vendors offering just about every wedding service or product. See more photos on A3.

Harm reduction

Christy Herr of the Northwestern Health Unit gave a presentation with Katy Esselink regarding the health unit's harm reduction strategies. They discussed all the strategies the health unit uses to reduce harm from drug use, with Herr noting how the health unit uses a non-judgemental approach to build positive relationships and better educate people with a drug dependency.

Science fair

Monika Ruppenstein, above left, proudly showed off her science experiment, “Gender Stereotypes," which earned her first place in the Grade 7/8 Fort Frances High School science fair there Monday afternoon.

Out of the hack

Muskie girls' skip Tory Beaudry was locked in on where she wanted to place her shot while Katrina Slomke looked on during their rink's 8-1 win over Bear Creek SS at the OFSAA curling championships last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Beaudry skipped her squad to the “antique bronze” medal.