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First feature win

Tanner Williamson claimed his first feature win while racing in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division Saturday night during the season opener for the Borderland Racing Association. Williamson started the feature in eighth position out of 11 cars and wheeled his car to victory lane for the first time.

Rickford announcement

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford spoke at the season opening of the Fort Frances Tourism Centre on Friday. Rickford announced the town will be receiving $1.4 million for reconstruction work on Colonization Road West, as well as $6,588 through the “Celebrate Ontario” program to support events at the Rainy Lake Square.

Return of the 'King'

Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James returned to Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening to kick off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. He charmed audiences with three generations of Elvis' music—from rock to gospel. The show was free to attend and sponsored by Tbaytel.

RRFN fish fry

A crowd of people waited for their turn to fill up a plate at Rainy River First Nations' 49th-annual Manitou fish fry at the RRFN pow-wow grounds on Friday afternoon. Volunteers worked all day to cook up about 500 pounds of walleye, as well as french fries, wild rice and smoked sturgeon for roughly 1,000 people.


Soccer is a fast moving sport and sometimes the best thing to do is just to protect yourself, as this youngster on the right quickly found out during the Spain vs. Germany match yesterday evening in Division 4/5 soccer action at the St. Francis Sports Field. Fort Frances Youth Soccer has resumed action for another great season, with games running Monday-Thursday nights each week.

Sedgwick playing

Double-bassist Margaret Sedgwick played along with the Borderland Community Orchestra during their Mother's Day concert Sunday at the Townshend Theatre. The concert was also held to celebrate the orchestra's 20th year in the district. Katherine Williams began the orchestra in 1999, and the group has grown from 14 musicians to counting dozens of past and present members within its ranks.

St. Francis Speech contest

Evan Strain, left, Gabi DeGagne and Emma Bruyere were the winners of the Intermediate Speech Contest at St. Francis School last Thursday. Strain came in first place with his speech about cancer, while DeGagne placed second, and Bruyere third with speeches on parental child abductions and anxiety, respectively.

Market square bread

Shirley Wickstrom, left, of Thunder Bay, took a look at the fresh bread on offer at Jodi Caul's table during the first Market Thursday of the season at the Rainy Lake Square this morning. The market is set to run at the square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 26, and offers visitors the chance to purchase a wide range of products from local vendors.

Homemade scones

Mary Hickling, lrft, and Jean Bujold prepped a sheet of scones for the oven at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Hickling was running the scone making workshop as part of the museum's adult spring workshops. The final workshop for the spring will be building terrariums from 1-3 p.m. on May 25.