Blair Anderson of Betty's and Kathy Lampi picked out some art supplies last week at the Scott Street business. Betty's is among the local businesses that have supported this year's “Backpacks for Kids” campaign.
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Stewardship Youth Rangers Gareth Dunn, left, CC Hayes, and Sydney Beck worked with Fort Frances District resource management technician Thomas (TJ) Maedel to carefully take a small dorsal spine sample—the standard procedure used by MNRF staff to safely determine age in live release bass. This provides the MNRF with valuable information and insight into the state of the fishery.
The Fort Frances rink skipped by Peter McLeod sent shockwaves through curling's epicentre by winning the 1958 Manitoba Schoolboys Curling Championships in Winnipeg.
Marie-Mai Langevin of Fort Frances had a stellar conclusion to a very successful five-year racing career at the 80th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby world championships last month in Akron, Ohio.
Fraser Field, winner of the “Best Coaster” vehicle award, gave Harleigh Brow-Rose a kiss on the cheek after being presented the trophy Thursday afternoon at the Sorting Gap Marina car show. Field and his wife, Dorothy, drive a 1969 Bonneville Ambulance.
“Canadian Coasters” and Elizabeth and Dale Wallis took home the Fort Frances BIA choice award for their 1929 Model 'A' pickup Thursday afternoon at the Sorting Gap Marina car show.
Participants showed off their final products from the “Make 'n Bake” summer youth camp that ran July 10-14 at the local Confedration College campus. Although the carpentry and art camps both wrapped up last Friday (July 21), the culinary camp still is accepting late registrations. It is set to run Aug. 21-25 for those born between 2002 and 2006.
I had Nolan Mann of Fort Frances helping me pre-fish on Rainy Lake earlier in the week.
The 1980 Muskie senior girls' basketball team etched their place in Fort High lore by becoming the first NWOSSAA championship team from any sport in the history of the black-and-gold.
Pascal Bredin of Gatineau, Que. used Fort Frances as one of his stopovers this past week to rest during what is a planned 7,500-km trek by canoe from his hometown all the way to Inuvik, N.W.T. See story on A2.