Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Keith van
    Keith van

    Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis stood beside the impressively-designed van that will be used by Chicago Blackhawks’ defenceman Duncan Keith on Saturday when he brings the Stanley Cup for a special day of festivities.

    Keith van
  • Post fire
    Post fire

    The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service was called to this short post on fire in the alleyway yesterday behind the 500 block of Mowat Avenue. Firefighters determined the post caught fire after someone discarded a cigarette into it.

    Post fire
  • ‘Quest’ champ
    ‘Quest’ champ

    Katelyn Shortreed belted out Carrie Underwood’s country ballad, “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun,” during the second set of the annual “Quest for the Best” singing competition Friday night under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. She later topped Ken Kellar, winner of the first set, in the “battle song” for all the marbles.

    ‘Quest’ champ
  • Compacting recyclables
    Compacting recyclables

    Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown fed some cardboard into one of the two new compactor units at the Sixth Street West recycling depot. The public now will bring their recyclables to this unit.

    Compacting recyclables
  • Archaeology finds
    Archaeology finds

    New Gold archaeologist Andrew Hinshelwood, right, shared artifacts with those who attended “Archeology Day” last Friday. Hinshelwood answered questions about his findings, as well as offered information on what the tools were used for and what they tell about the history of the area.

    Archaeology finds

Latest news

Keith looks forward to homecoming

The wait is almost over for both Duncan Keith and local hockey fans.
On Saturday, Keith will return to the town that gave him his hockey start with two much-anticipated pieces of hardware in tow.

OPP seek public help

On July 24, the Rainy River District OPP received a call from a member of the public concerned for the well-being of a male he encountered in the Brent Lake area of Quetico Provincial Park.
Police have identified the male as Aaron Nathaniel King of no fixed address.
He was last seen on July 27 in the Brent Lake area.

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