After nearly eight years as the economic development officer for the west end of the district, Dan Wright’s term is coming to an end. Wright’s contract with the Community Development Corporation for the West Rainy River District ends Oct. 3. The CDC may stay around after he leaves but Wright […]

It wasn’t the $10,000 goal he was aiming for but local organizer Steve Maki wasn’t complaining after the Terry Fox Run here raised more than $9,500 on Sunday. About 120 people took part in the event, showing up early to register and eager to begin the run. Maki, a constable […]

A well-delivered neck and shoulder massage is great for limbering up those tired muscles after a hard day’s work–but it shouldn’t stop there, said Tracy Petsnick, a registered massage therapist. In fact, soft tissue therapy can have positive affects on the whole of the body, including its circulatory and nervous […]

They thought the surgery was over. But now Cindy and Carey Gosselin of Fort Frances face another uphill battle as their son, Cory, is scheduled to go back under the knife in January. And this time, the teen will have to endure two surgeries because of complications from scoliosis, a […]

Taking the negative experiences in one’s life off the crutch, and instead using them to help others deal with crisis in a positive way, is probably one of life’s greatest challenges. But for Calvin Morrisseau, 47, program manager at Weechi-it-te-win here, it is a path he continues to travel on. […]

Tuuli Harjunpaa decided to become an exchange student for two reasons–to learn English, and to play hockey. But when pressed, she did admit, in very well-versed English, that she’s here mostly to play hockey. Harjunpaa has been here since Aug. 27, and will spend the next 10 months with Debbie […]

Frustration is mounting as the province once again has pushed back the deadline for the final costing of services being downloaded to municipalities Jan. 1. Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon, who sits on the Provincial-Municipal Transition Team appointed to find how best to implement the recommendations of the “Who Does […]

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union and Canadian Union of Public Employees over the next week will ask its locals in Rainy River District to do whatever it takes to stop the Harris government from passing Bill 136. OPSEU will hold an information meeting and strike vote for its five […]

In a move that surprised Northern Action Group president Sybil Mowe, Fort Frances councillors yesterday changed their mind and decided not to put the bus issue to the electorate in November. During a special committee of the whole meeting at the Civic Centre, councillors all agreed they would defeat a […]

Unless the incoming trustees decide against it, Fort Frances will house the board office for the new public school board, as well as take over payroll operations. The recommendation for the board office to remain here was made by the local Education Improvement Committee at a meeting here Monday morning. […]

The Kenora-Rainy River District has found something it’s better than the national average on. But it’s not really something to be proud of. According to the 1995 International Adult Literacy Survey, 28 percent of adults here have great difficulty reading. They have very few basic skills to work with text, […]

There’s something about children and books. The two seem to go hand in hand since youngsters are captivated by the colourful illustrations in a picture book–and gobble up the words that are read to them. But how do you keep them interested in a book when the TV set and […]