The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres made it interesting, but still got the outcome they wanted on the scoreboard in a 6-3 win here Tuesday night against the expansion Sioux Lookout Flyers.
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With the official deadline to nominate a deserving individual or business for the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s annual business awards having come and gone yesterday, organizers are looking for people to act fast and submit more nominees in three award categories.
Shirley Bell, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the age of 73.
Shirley was born Aug. 13, 1935 to the late Ronald and Winnifred Ashwood and raised in Toronto, Ont. She settled in Wasaga Beach, Ont., where she raised her family. She moved to Emo, Ont in 1980, where she met her future husband, Nick Bell.
For more than 25 years, Shirley was the Emo crossing guard. Her fondness for gardening and attending the Saturday night Emo Legion dances also will be remembered by all.
After a lengthy illness, Leon Carl Kielczewski, 57, passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 with family by his side.
Leon was born to Paul and Margaret on May 16,1951 in Fort Frances, Ont. He lived most of his life there, but travelled often to Edmonton, Alta. to visit with family and friends.
Leon was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed the time he spent with family, friends, and by himself at Kettle Falls and on Rainy Lake.
At the age of 18, Leon enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served on the USS Okinawa.
Surrounded by family, Tom Sigurdson, 81, passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008.
Tom was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Keewatin, Ont. to Magnus and Margaret Sigurdson. He attended Keewatin Public School and graduated from Grade 13 at the high school in Kenora.
Andy Glennen, great outdoorsman, wonderful father and grandfather, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008.
He was born June 27, 1931.
Andy is survived by his sons, Glenn (Monique) and Terry; daughther, Jackie (Vern); and his loving grandchildren, Crystal, Matt, Derek, Kaylee, Brady, and Michelle.
He will be sincerely missed, and will be greatly remembered, by his family and friends.
A celebration of his life was held Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hart Pioneer Centre (6896 Hart Highway).
Congratulations, first, to NDP candidate John Rafferty, who captured the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding on his third try, handily defeating Liberal incumbent Ken Boshcoff in yesterday’s federal election.
We can be thankful that the election campaign in Canada is much shorter than that of the United States. But even by our short campaign, the election seems to go on for far too long.
After all the campaigning, accusations, and slights, when Parliament reconvenes, it will be much the same as the Parliament that ended. Perhaps after three elections with no clear-cut winner, it is time for all politicians to put the knives away and begin working for Canadians.
After all, that is what we sent them to Ottawa to do.
By Marie Snider
About 20-25 years ago when the “green” movement was young, I took a short leave from work to research how our family could live more environmentally-friendly.
At that time, we had been advised that coloured toilet paper was bad for the environment. Though disappointed, most of us gave up our co-ordinated bathrooms.
We all did a little recycling, but the environmental movement as such hadn’t taken off.
By Melanie Mathieson The Gardening Guru
This is the time of year when many gardeners are out planting spring flowering bulbs.
Let’s face it, planting bulbs is a time-consuming job that involves a fair degree of effort and nothing is more frustrating than watching your local squirrel population digging around, undoing your hard work, and running off with their cheeks stuffed full of tulip bulbs!