Although only 22, local singer Alyson Booth has a number of years of experience under her belt as far as performing goes.
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At the tender age of 10, Karli McKinnon of Fort Frances has become a published writer, with her first poem appearing in the newly-released “Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul.”
“I read an article about the book and I wrote them a letter,” McKinnon said. “I didn’t think I was entering a contest.”
Susie Grynol of Devlin is getting a firsthand look at the workings of the federal government as she walks the halls of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa as a page.
But she also had the opportunity to witness the outpouring of emotion Canadians openly expressed when news of Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s death hit Parliament Hill.
Not all kids are couch potatoes, according to a survey conducted by the Fort Frances Times last Friday.
Roughly 80 percent of grade five-eight students at Robert Moore and St. Francis schools who returned surveys said they participate in at least some form of physical activity for some time after school.
A 26-year-old Burriss man, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman there Sunday night, is slated to make his next court appearance Monday .
Michael Tetu has been in custody since being arrested at the scene. A date for a show-cause hearing may be set at Monday’s appearance, Crown Attorney Robert “Buster” Young said this morning.
Fort Frances remains the only municipality in the Kenora and Rainy River districts that has refused to pay a levy increase to the Northwestern Health Unit—and the issue is starting to heat up among councillors.
Millions of Canadians who heat their homes with natural gas will be faced with a severe price increase this winter.
Though steadily rising gasoline prices have been the main focus in the news lately, the next few months will see jumps in natural gas bills that will make the gas pump hikes look like small change.
Vandals and thieves beware!
The Fort Frances OPP once again will get a helping hand from the community Monday when “Operation Pumpkin” hits the streets in an effort to curb mischief associated with Hallowe’en.
The deputy minister of education headed back to Toronto with list of concerns and ideas from both the local public and separate school boards after a two-day visit here last week.
Teachers with the Northwest Catholic District School Board will receive a two percent salary hike after the Ontario Elementary English Catholic Teachers’ Association ratified a contract for the 2000-01 school year.
The deal was announced at the board’s regular monthly meeting Saturday in Sioux Lookout.