The Ontario government’s announcement last week to force non-resident anglers to practise catch-and-release for walleye and sauger on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River was a “step in the right direction,” the president of the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club said yesterday.
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The Northwestern Health Unit will continue the fight to keep its doors open when it makes a plea at the Rainy River District Municipal Association annual meeting next Saturday for payment beyond February.
And Dr. Pete Sarsfield, chief medical officer with the health unit, admitted he expected things would get very heated.
The Rainy River District Municipal Association working group will meet with unincorporated area residents next Tuesday in Emo to try to come up with an agreement for the local area services board proposal.
If you’ve ever had somebody tell you to “paddle your own canoe,” it mostly likely was a blunt piece of advice on how to live your life.
But for Owen Johnston and Guy Donaldson, the old adage means putting their homemade cedar-strip canoes to glide on Rainy Lake.
To say “The Arrogant Worms” are an off-the-wall kind of group is a bit of an understatement. Adjectives like zany, wild, even crazy would describe their onstage antics to a T.
But a crowd of almost 400 people fell for their act hook, line and sinker last Wednesday night as the trio performed at the J.A. Mathieu Auditorium as part of the “tour de Fort” concert series.
For Stephanie Carroll and her family, the battle is almost over.
The eight-year-old Fort Frances girl has made it through eight chemotherapy sessions and two surgeries in her fight against cancer.
Just one more surgery—a bloodstem transplant—is left. After that, her cancer should stay in remission.
“We’re hoping,” noted Carroll’s mother, Angela.
It was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Or in Joan Fenner’s case, being somewhere else at the right time.
The Montreal woman and her two-year-old son, Ian, came to Fort Frances on Jan. 2 to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas with her parents, Nick and Jackie Grynol.
The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition is gearing up for its next goal—to have the district listed as a “safe community” with the World Health Organization by the year 2000.
Coalition rep Doug Langtry said he’s aiming to have the application off by the end of the month, noting the district already has fulfilled six of the 12 requirements.
Starting today, students at St. Francis School and Onegaming School will be partners in a nationwide motivational reading program—endorsed by the world’s fastest man—to help raise money for multiple sclerosis.
The town may be able to access provincial funding for a second indoor ice surface here. The catch is it has to be a new double-rink facility.
Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said the Northern Heritage Fund Corp. announced last week it would include double-rink ice surfaces for those communities looking to access the funding.