The 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Fort Frances) proudly presented its annual ceremonial review Saturday afternoon at the Emo Legion before a crowd of parents, relatives, and friends.
Lt(N) Dawn Gray welcomed everyone to the review and introduced this year’s reviewing officer, William (Bill) Zroback, CD Lieutenant (N), who is retired and now lives in Kenora.
Her last name suits her.
Mackenzie Wright is a writer—and now a published author.
The Grade 8 student from St. Francis School here recently had a piece of work published in a collection of short stories written by young Canadians.
Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle won’t be selling gas for much longer—at least in the short-term.
“We’re pulling out our pumps and our tanks,” noted owner Mark Fontana.
The pumps are being removed July 9, but Fontana expects they’ll run out of gas a few days prior to that.
The demolition of the vacant Huffman School began Monday, kicking off the groundwork to have 16 new residential lots ready by this fall.
The school, which opened in 1955 and closed in 2010, will be knocked down and cleared away by July 1.
With the deadline to register set for this Sunday, there’s still quite a few spaces open for the 2013 Mini-King and Mini-Queen contest.
Six spots are still left for girls and nine for boys.
Contestants must be aged four-seven as of July 1.
To enter your child, call Melissa Gushulak at 270-4875 (if she’s not home, leave a message and she’ll get back to you).
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service will conduct a sewer cleaning and televising program for the next two weeks starting today.
The town has hired the company to flush the sewer system over the next three years, as well as use a camera to record defects in it.
The Rainy Lake Orchestra will be holding a concert to kick off summer tonight at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre.
“It’s called ‘Summer on the Border’ and it [starts] at 6:30 p.m.,” noted children’s librarian Andrea Avis.
The concert will be held in the “great room” at the library, where the orchestra will perform for about 45 minutes.
Lts. Dennis and Mary Maybury say they no longer will tolerate the dumping of furniture, junk, or other large items at the Salvation Army Citadel here.
“We don’t like to do this . . . but we’re being taken advantage of,” Lt. Dennis Maybury stressed.
Could your son or daughter be the 2013 Fort Frances Mini-King or Mini-Queen?
The annual contest will be held here June 28, but parents who want to enter their children will have to act fast.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak said she will start taking registrations today.
She will accept the first 10 boys and first 10 girls aged four-seven as of July 1.
With courses entitled “School @ Sea” and “Foods of the Americas,” who wouldn’t be interested in some of the new programs being offered at the local Confederation College campus this fall?
Or perhaps “People & the Forest” or “Developmental Disabilities” sound more appealing?