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Police curling feature

Team Northern Ontario took the home crowd in Fort Frances by storm as they rolled to the title at the 1996 Canadian Police Curling Championships. The quartet, which featured Clint Barton (skip), Scott Gobeil (third), Don Robertson (second), and Steve Maki (lead), will be one of two teams inducted as part of this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class on Aug. 10.

Dance trophy

The Dancin' with Darcie “Stars" performing group pose with the trophy they earned at the Celebration Talent National Competition that took place in Wisconsin Dells from July 11-15. The dancers won second-place overall in their category, as well as a platinum award, with their "300 Violin Orchestra” routine.

Keno picture

Ken “Keno" Christiansen has been a mentor to countless hockey players over his 55-year career and the longtime Muskie assistant coach will take his rightful place in the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame next month in the "builder” category.

Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell had a standout powerlifting career, which included three national titles, and he will be the lone athlete inducted into this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class next month.


The Canadian National Railway Co. has announced repairs and maintenance work at Five-Mile bridge will likely be finished by July 23. Access through the bridge has been closed since last fall. Any large vessel stuck in both the north and south end will regain access to the waterways once the arm of the lift becomes fully operational.

Shining 'Stars'

The “Stars" performing line from Dancin' with Darcie's truly shone at the national dance competition in Wisconsin Dells this past week (July 11-15). They placed second yesterday in the senior large group Rising Stars division. They received a platinum award and a overall high score for their initial performance of "300 Violin Orchestra' in the Senior Rising Stars division.

Staff appreciation lunch

Rainycrest Activation staff members Elizabeth Logue, left, and Levi Morris were served up lunch at the annual staff appreciation BBQ at Rainycrest last month. Throughout the month of June, Riverside Health Care celebrated over 550 employees across the district with their annual staff appreciation BBQs.