Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Downtown parking on council’s radar

Downtown parking and parking meters will be just one of dozens of issues members of council and town management will look at over the next three years as part of its strategic planning.

Bass tourney pleads for help

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship still is looking for volunteers to help out this weekend.
Kathy Cuthbertson, who sits on the board of directors, said there’s a shortage of hands involved with maintenance and take-down.
“We have enough people on docks and fish care. We have enough people in the bar,” she noted.

Outdoor fitness equipment installed along waterfront

If you’ve been walking along the waterfront this past week, you might have noticed something new.
One year after the town approved the project, two pieces of exercise equipment have been installed at the Sorting Gap Marina, just adjacent to the kids’ playground.
The equipment was paid for courtesy of a New Horizons grant the Northwestern Health Unit had received.

Timing of hotel demo sparks concern

Plans for the demolition of the old Rainy Lake Hotel are underway.
But while Scott Street businesses approve tearing the vacant building down, they don’t want the work to interfere with the crucial Christmas shopping season.
A pre-tender meeting for property owners and tenants of the 200 block of Scott Street was held last Thursday at the Civic Centre.

‘Harmony’ festival deemed success

The second-annual “Harmony of Nations” music and arts festival, held under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina here Friday and Saturday, saw an incredible display of talent by a variety of musical acts.
It also drew higher attendance than last year’s inaugural event.
“I think it was a success,” enthused Jamie Petrin, one of the festival organizers.

New Gold brings partner aboard

New Gold Inc. announced yesterday that it has entered into a $175-million streaming agreement with RGLD Gold AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Gold Inc.

More boys sought

Everything is all set for this year’s mini-king and mini-queen contest.
All that’s needed is more boys to participate.
“I’ve got six girls and one boy signed up,” organizer Melissa Gushulak noted this morning.
“We need at least two boys for it to run,” she said.

Power outage set for Sunday

There will be a scheduled power outage for Fort Frances residents, as well as areas east of town, from 7 a.m. until noon this Sunday (July 19).
In addition to all of the Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in town, about 1,025 Hydro One customers in Halkirk, Watten, Farrington, Couchiching 16A FN, Rainy Lake 18C FN, and Red Gut FN also will be affected.

1st bass boat ‘show & shine’ taking shape

Bass boats are some of the biggest, baddest boats around—and fishing fans will get a chance to see them up close next Wednesday (July 22) on Scott Street.
The first-ever “Bass Boat Show & Shine,” sponsored by “Shops on Scott” and the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, will run from noon-4 p.m.

‘Mini’ royalty entries open

Registration for this year’s mini-king and mini-queen contest here is now open.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak noted, as in past years, the contest is open to boys and girls aged four-seven (as of July 1).
Each child will be asked a few questions, with judges choosing the winners.

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