Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, left, chatted with deputy mayor June Caul during a tour of the Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre last Wednesday. Dowdeswell spent the day touring sites around town and learning about the community.
Artist Brian Romagnoli used a scissor lift to work on the middle portion of the heritage mural dubbed, “E.W.Backus & Company,” on the west side of the CIBC building yesterday.
Grade 1 students Jakobe Kempf, left, Aubrey Meeks, and Josh Dittaro were all smiles yesterday during their first day in the French Immersion class at St. Michael’s School here. French Immersion in both SK and Grade 1 was reinstated there this year after being previously phased out.
Some have called the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre a jewel in the crown of Fort Frances, and Ontario Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell wholeheartedly agrees.
Dowdeswell, who was in Fort Frances last Wednesday as part of her tour of Northern Ontario, said the state-of-the-art facility was the highlight of her visit here.
Muskies blueliner Avery Cates from Emo was a golden flash of pure acceleration while racing down the ice during one of the various skating drills put on by RISE Skills Testing during the last day of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association Development Week camp at the Ice for Kids Arena this past Thursday.
The Provincial Land Tax (PLT)— the property tax applied in unincorporated areas of Northern Ontario outside municipal boundaries—is being updated in order to address inequities between municipal property taxes and PLT.
It looks like motorists will be using the Fourth Street detour for at least another six weeks, as the road work taking place on King’s Highway is almost a month behind schedule.
Bay City Contractors Inc. are nearing the end of the first phase of the project (from just east of York Avenue to Webster Avenue), with all of the pipe laid for 473 metres of road.
After last year’s event saw an excellent turnout of about 100 and raised more than $13,000 for cancer research, organizers of this year’s Terry Fox Run are hoping to make the 35th anniversary another success.
WO2 Nick Piotrowski of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadets is now a licensed pilot after earning his wings this summer.
The 17-year-old took advantage of the Power Pilot scholarship through Air Cadets during a seven-week stint at the Discovery Aviation Academy in Sudbury.
SASKATOON — A Saskatoon micro-distillery is taking an extra step to inform its customers about the benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation.
Lucky Bastard Distillers has created a label that informs consumers of Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines and communicates the number of standard drinks in each bottle.
It was a double play followed by a double-double that even Tim Hortons couldn’t top.
Mary Polz and Jane Johnstone weren’t beating around the bush.
“We are very short of billets,” Polz said bluntly in regards to the lack of current available households willing to take in members of the Fort Frances Lakers for the upcoming SIJHL season.
There will be transitions aplenty when it comes to the Border Skating Club this season for its younger skaters.
Longtime coach with the local club Penny McComb said the changes will involve the newest bladers of the bunch in the CanSkate division.
“With me going south in the winter now, Jenna Cousineau will be the new head coach of CanSkate,” announced McComb.
Jared Bethune has gone in a matter of two months from being a dejected non-draftee by the NHL to feeling sky-high about his big-league hopes once again.
TORONTO — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek help to end their lives.
But it’s unclear whether other provinces and territories will adopt a similar practice when doctor-assisted death becomes legal across the country early next year.
TORONTO — Raising quail on a balcony, rabbits in a condo, or eating insects might not be among the habits of the average person in this country.
But Michelle Catherine Nelson believes supporting and growing sustainable food may be the most important contribution to our ecosystem that anyone can make.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name. It also has a new elevation.
Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 feet shorter, measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.”
PYONGYANG, North Korea — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travellers a stern lecture, or worse.
When it comes to aspirational cooking, it’s tough to top Martha Stewart and Alice Waters.
Michelle Catherine Nelson has parlayed her passion for food and the environment into a doctorate degree and a book about urban homesteading.