Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • Ojibwe teachings
    Ojibwe teachings

    Tarran Enge, left, and Walter Tolley, right, helped out Chad Solomon with the puppets on Saturday during a presentation of “Rabbit and Bear Paws,” which taught about the seven grandfather teachings. The puppet show, held at the Fort Frances Public Library, was part of the weekly “Let’s Speak Ojibwe” event there but open to all.

    Ojibwe teachings
  • Pulling sticks
    Pulling sticks

    Piper and Blair Cross tried their luck on the giant “Kerplunk” game set up at the Riverside luncheon Sunday. The event raised more than $9,000 towards pediatric kits for the three district health centres.

    Pulling sticks
  • Ready, aim, fire!
    Ready, aim, fire!

    Erick Burns took aim at the centre of a deer cut-out and sent his foam dart flying at the annual Gun and Hobby Show on Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The show also featured a variety of guns and home-based businesses.

    Ready, aim, fire!
  • Silver medal
    Silver medal

    Flanked by SIJHL Commissioner Bryan Graham, left, and Fort Frances Lakers’ president Milt Strachan, Dudley Hewitt Cup chairman Larry Patrick presented Lakers’ forward Lucas DeBenedet with his silver medal after Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Soo Thunderbirds in the tournament final.

    Silver medal
  • ‘Jump Rope for Heart’
    ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

    Amelia Tanguay, left, and Kara Scott were among the Robert Moore students who participated yesterday in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser. A variety of activities are taking place in school across the district in conjunction with Education Week and Catholic Education Week.

    ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

Latest news

Blood donor clinic here nixed

There won’t be any more blood donor clinics here in the foreseeable future.
Due a decrease in the demand for blood, Fort Frances is among 16 communities where Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has discontinued its mobile blood donor clinics.
CBS also is closing three permanent clinics and ending the bloodmobile program.

Food co-op provides more opportunities

District farmers and other producers of local goods have an outlet to sell their products within the region using the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op.
Cloverbelt is the first and only online local food co-op in Northwestern Ontario which connects consumers with local farmers through a seamless online shopping and distribution system that currently serves Dryden, Ignace, Upsala, and Sioux Lookout.

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