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Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 13:13


Christmas trees are being accepted for drop-off at Daryl’s Custom Landscapes outdoor storage yard. From Saturday January 16 to Saturday January 23, residents can drop off their trees at his property located at McIrvine Road and 8th Street. Access the lot by taking the first left driveway north of eighth street. There will be an established area in his yard for drop off. Daryl's stepped up to replace the January 16 Fire Brigade drop-off/pick-up which was forced to cancel due to the province's stay-at-home order. For more information, call Daryl Eyolfson at 275-9563.

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your video for the Voyageur Lions Club Virtual Polar Plunge. To get a pledge form and instructions, check out the Voyageur Lions Club Virtual Polar Plunge 2021 on Facebook. Take a video of your own version of the plunge, and submit it for compilation. All funds raised to go towards local charities.

The jackpot is growing! The Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 jackpot is nearing the $4,000 mark! Earlier buying results in bigger pots! Three chances for $5, 10 chances for $10 and the best deal of 60 chances for $20. Sales close January 28 at 9 p.m. Get your tickets now at or call the Foundation Office at 807-274-4803 to make arrangements for offline payment. Every dollar raised helps our local hospitals to purchase life saving equipment.

Birch Bark Yarns is (virtually) hosting the Sweater Knit-A-Long (KAL) & there will be prizes!

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the Alzheimer Society has several special events planned:

  • Tuesday, January 26 6:00 pm my co worker from Dryden, Heidi, will be hosting a talk about brain health for everyone, not just people who have dementia.  This webinar will teach you the dynamics for maintaining a healthy brain and what we can ensure maximum brain health for all.
  • Thursday, January 28 2:00 pm will be hosted by me and I will look at the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer disease, what normal forgetfulness and aging looks like and how to tell the difference. 
  • Friday, January 29 2:00 pm my coworker from Kenora, Rylee, will be hosting a Finding Your Way informational session.  Rylee will look at what we can do to protect our loved one from wandering and what to do if wandering occurs.
    All these sessions are open to the public and free of charge. For more information or to register, call 807-468-1516 or email

Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is available for skiing and walking/snowshoeing. In order to comply with COVID guidelines the chalet is open only for people accessing rental gear. Face masks must be worn in the chalet (no substitutes please) and users must social distance. No gatherings or parties allowed. Get outside and get some exercise! Memberships online at; per person day use $10 plus equipment rental fees $5 if you use our gear.

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is holding a January challenge! 49 km on the 49th parallel - hit the trails and cover 49 km in the month of January! All registrants are entered for prizes. Free for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, visit them on Facebook or e-mail

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre is available for curbside pick-up. Pick-up will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-person library visits are suspended until further notice.

The outdoor rinks across from McIrvine Park and at the East End Hall have been flooded, and are available for free use this winter. The shacks are closed to the public, but outdoor benches are available for changing into skates.

If you have questions for the Medical Officer of health, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, she participates in a live Question and Answer session every second Thursdays at 1 p.m. over facebook Live at the NWHU Facebook page. You can also access the chat through GoToMeeting, with links available here:

The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home.