The Sunset Country Metis Council will be holding a Take-and-Make Pancake Breakfast for national Indigenous People’s Day. The event will take place June 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sunset Metis Hall. An MNO Citizen number is required to take part. To sign up for the event, find […]

I listen to Q most mornings, one of my favourite CBC Radio programs. Tom Power is kind, generous, humble, and after I listen to his program I feel as though he and I have shared a conversation over a cup of tea at his kitchen table in St. John’s, Newfoundland. […]

It has been three weeks since the discovery of 215 children, buried on the grounds of a former residential school. The revelation has shaken the entire country on a deeply emotional level, and the pain felt in Indigenous communities unimaginable. The profound tragedy has jolted Canada out of its complacency […]

This Sunday marks Father’s Day. It was not until 1910 that the day was celebrated in North America. Then Sonora Smart Dodd marked the third Sunday in June to recognize fathers. Historically the celebration of fathers began in the Middle Ages and was marked by Saint Joseph Day in the […]

It’s got to be an x/y chromosome thing. That seems to be the only rational for faulty male memory. No female has ever admitted forgetting anything, particularly if it has to do with some perceived shortcoming of her spouse. I say perceived, because what the female identifies as a male […]

To add to our stressed crops from lack of moisture and frost we now have the alfalfa weevil attacking. The advice is to cut your alfalfa to starve out the pest. The issue is that because of the other two issues the crop is sparse. There is a lot of […]

It is with great sadness that the family of Edith Joan McTavish, aged 83, announces her passing on June 9, 2021 at La Verendrye General Hospital. Joan was born at home in Stratton, Ontario to Leo and Margaret Oster on June 22, 1937. Joan was the eldest of 11 children […]

The big poker table in the sky now has a new player. Mel passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 with family by his side. While we are going to miss him dearly, our memories about him will forever be in our hearts and in our minds. Mel was raised […]

Ellie Rose-Anne Gough was born on May 23, 2016 in Fort Frances. She was the most beautiful, kind-hearted little girl. In Pinewood, a simple life on the farm brought her so much joy. On any given day, you could find Ellie with her mommy and daddy – Teagan and Ryan […]

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bryan (Bruno) Calder on June 8, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Bryan was born on August 10, 1949, in his family’s home on Phair avenue, Fort Frances. Dad talked about the great […]

In the early morning hours of June 7, 2021, Lyle passed away peacefully at his home. Lyle was born on March 29, 1941 and spent his childhood years in Emo. Lyle enjoyed a 30 plus year aviation career that took off in the early 1960’s in Red Lake, where he […]