Thursday, April 24, 2014


Egg hunt draws huge turnout

A cold, wet covering of snow didn’t dampen early Easter celebrations here Saturday morning.
More than 345 children, along with their parents, lined up along Scott Street to participate in the first-annual Community Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with “The Shops on Scott Street.”

Teams urged to join ‘Relay’

With warmer weather approaching, it’s a sign the annual “Relay for Life” is right around the corner.
As such, organizers now have the push on to start recruiting teams—recently hosting an information/registration night.
“We’re generating a lot of interest,” committee member Christine Denby noted.

Pilot eyeing new air service

With word Bearskin Airlines recently dropped its flights from Fort Frances to Winnipeg, a local pilot wants to know whether the public would use an affordable service to fly to Thunder Bay and Winnipeg if a new one were to start up here.
Jordan Manty is researching the viability of a Fort Frances-based air service—and is looking for input from the community.

Parent forum to focus on math

The Rainy River District School Board is supporting the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in hosting a regional parent forum at La Place Rendez-Vous here May 10.
“It’s a bit of a coup for us because as a board we have been trying to get it closer to Fort Frances,” said Director of Education Heather Campbell.

Pair ready to create magical moments

It’s been a long wait for Fort Frances native Jessica Bekesi and Delaney Johnston of Emo, who applied for the Cultural Representative Program at Walt Disney World in Florida about 18 months ago.
But the wait is nearly over.
The pair will be headed to the “most magical place on Earth” next week to take part in the year-long program to represent Canada at the World Showcase at Epcot.

O.F.A.H. slams moose tags cut

A spokesman for the group representing the province’s outdoorsmen believes the Ministry of Natural Resources is jumping the gun.

Motion on winter roads passes

Local MPP Sarah Campbell’s motion that calls on the government to establish a select committee, with a view at improving winter road conditions before the 2015 season, passed second reading Thursday.
Campbell also received positive support from other MPPs who experienced similar road conditions in their ridings.

Watch for deer: OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North West Region would like to remind motorists to watch out for deer on our roadways as the snow begins to melt.
At this time of year, motorists can expect to see deer that have survived the long winter feeding on newly emerging vegetation alongside the road.

Festival results

Piano Division
Friday, April 11
•Piano Solo, Method Courses, Popular, Level 4—1. Kaylyn Levesque
•Piano Solo, Method Courses, Popular, Level 3—1. Grace Kooistra 2. Isaac Dykstra
•Piano Solo, Method Courses, Children’s Songs, Level 4—1. Kaylyn Levesque
•Piano Solo, Method Courses, Children`s Songs, Level 3—1. Katrina Koomans 2. Grace Kooistra

Dance team sparkles in St. Paul

Chantelle Spuzak had no problem finding superlatives when asked about how the weekend went for her Dancemakers School of Dance team at the Hall of Fame Challenge in St. Paul.
“It was amazing—they did awesome,” beamed Spuzak, whose 21-member competitive squad not only cut a rug, they sliced it to ribbons with a dynamic display of five-star footwork.

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