Looking forward to a partnership that will see construction of a new library and technology centre start in April, “Building for the Future” campaign chair Mark Kowalchuk, middle, shared a few words at the site of the future facility on Friday before presenting Mayor Roy Avis, second from left, and deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, far right, with a cheque for $825,096.
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Muskie Josh Stevens (#51) and Justin Perreault (#43) tried to get at St. Paul’s Crusaders’ quarterback Rhys Hansen during their Winnipeg High School Football League tilt here Friday. The visiting Crusaders dominated the game right until the final buzzer, winning 44-0.
Lorna Baker, left, and Stacy Gosman got ready to dig into their meal at the Thanksgiving lunch provided by the local Salvation Army last Friday.
After the unveiling of the Dance Fire monument was completed Friday, many who had crowded under the pavilion for the moving ceremony then came forward to point out names of those who had perished in the Thanksgiving Day blaze back on Oct. 10, 1938.
Atikokan Crisis Centre executive director Donna Kroocmo says the issue most affecting district women is poverty, yet when interviewed and asked about women’s issues, none of the candidates in the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding touched on this point.
The hand-shaking, door-knocking, debating, and staking of lawn signs will wind down this weekend as Tuesday’s federal election draws near.
This election campaign has gone very well, said incumbent Liberal candidate Ken Boshcoff.
“And with the unexpected slumping of the prime minister, I believe it’s actually going even better,” he added.
With more and more leaves on the ground than on trees, and autumn’s chill in the air, bears are making their last walkabout prior to tucking in for the winter—wrapping up what amounted to “a slow to average” season for bruin activity here in Fort Frances, bylaw enforcement officer Arlene Byrnes said yesterday.
Children in the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding may not be olda enough to vote, but local candidates are hoping to catch the ear of parents with promises of child-care solutions come election day.
Violet Annie May “Tootsie” McCallum (nee McFayden), 86, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.
She was born Jan. 4, 1922 in Fort Frances to Frederick and Ethel McFayden.
In May, 1941, Violet received her diploma from Loney’s Hairdressing signed by Edna M. Loney. She enjoyed hairdressing, and kept it up as a hobby many years after she became a homemaker.
Students in Solange Busch’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School have been busy learning about politics during this federal election. Cameron Turriff (upper left), Alyssa Chiasson, Jordan Bruyere, Maddie Sanders, Ian Jodoin (lower left), and Maggie Jean showed off the posters they made about the different parties in the running.