Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Display day
    Display day

    Cam Croswell was one of 42 Fort High students who showcased their co-op displays in the atrium there yesterday. Croswell, who has his placement at ML Caron Electric, demonstrated electrical work with his project “Get Wired.” The Grade 12 student said he sees a future for himself in the trade.

    Display day
  • ‘Frosty’ tree
    ‘Frosty’ tree

    Josh Bigblood, left, and Kathleen Martin checked out the “Frosty” tree made by staff at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday. The tree is one of many in the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s “Festival of Trees” silent auction. Trees have been decorated and donated by the library, NCDS, the Chamber, and Marj Boileau and Flo Lerman, with more to come.

    ‘Frosty’ tree
  • Wiring shot
    Wiring shot

    Lucas DeBenedet just missed the target with this bullet in the third period of Tuesday night’s game but eventually scored once and added an assist to help the Lakers beat the visiting Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7-4.

    Wiring shot
  • Decorated trees
    Decorated trees

    Rainycrest resident Bess McCarthy put a ticket in to win one of the beautifully-decorated trees at the Rainycrest Auxiliary’s “Vendor Blender” there Saturday. The event also featured a penny table, baked goods, local artisans, and crafts for sale.

    Decorated trees
  • Johnstone award
    Johnstone award

    Dr. Brian Johnstone was all smiles after being officially recognized as the 2014 “Citizen of the Year,” and receiving this plaque, during Monday night’s council meeting.

    Johnstone award

Latest news

Town funding cut less than feared

The Town of Fort Frances will be getting $85,900 less in Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) dollars in 2015 but is realizing more benefits from provincial uploads.
The province reported yesterday that Fort Frances’ combined benefit of the 2015 OMPF and provincial uploads totals $3,814,100, which is the equivalent of 42 percent of the town’s municipal property tax revenue.

Lakers earn back-to-back wins

Home cooking had been the order of the day so far in the season series between the Fort Frances Lakers and Thunder Bay North Stars.
The Lakers changed the menu last night.
Wyatt Cota and Bowen Alcock each scored twice as Fort Frances beat the host North Stars 5-3 in an battle for first place in the SIJHL standings.

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