Call him a poet, a story teller, or guy who just gets a kick out of old records, audience members will tell you Stuart McLean ended the 1998/99 “tour de fort” series in style.
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Imagine you are a skilled handyman but you can’t find work anywhere.
Now add in a family, including a wife and three children to feed, and a set of circumstances where you fail to qualify for any unemployment benefits.
What would you do?
Such is the quandary facing Ivan Sieveking, an Emo man who has been out of work since the middle of March.
When St. Jude’s Convent closed its doors as a functioning residence for the “Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions” Saturday afternoon, a chapter in Fort Frances’ history closed as well.
The 1999 Rainy River District Music and Drama Festival went off without a hitch this year, culminating in a spectacular Highlights Concert featuring 36 performances, and two Rose Bowl winners.
As the boating season revs into high gear, young boaters are reminded that under a new law passed at the beginning of this year, they are now required to obtain a licence to operate a motorboat on Canadian waters.
Almost 9,500 Bell Canada operators and technicians from across Ontario and Quebec, including 15 here, remain on strike for a third week with no apparent end in sight.
The Fort Frances Times brought home several awards from the annual spring convention of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association last weekend in Toronto.
Competing against more than 100 community newspapers (regardless of circulation size), the Times took top honours in the province in the “Use of Art Service” category for a McTaggart’s ad designed by Cheryl Behan.
If Thunder Bay resident Denis DeGagne has plans for the property he owns along McIrvine Road between the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market and the Union Gas warehouse, he’s not revealing them.
The land recently was cleared of brush by a local contractor, sparking rumours that Wal-Mart or a “super” grocery store was being built there.
The landmark residence at 335 Nelson St. here will be the site of a special ceremony Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when its function as a convent for the “Sisters of the Lady of the Missions” officially ends.
The home has served as a convent for 80 years, with some 85 Sisters having passed through it during that time span. The home recently was sold to a local family.
Regional Métis projects are expected to get a definite boost in the future now that the Sunset Country Métis launched its new economic development corporation at a special membership meeting here Saturday.