Although exact numbers won’t be known until Sunday afternoon, about 140 people are expected to take part in this year’s Terry Fox Run here–if not more. Run organizer Cst. Steve Maki said people have been picking up pledge sheets all week, and started the door-to-door canvassing to raise funds for […]

Want to shake off the blues by taking a cruise this winter–but can’t afford it? Well, maybe Fort Frances Little Theatre could help out. The troupe is planning to take its audiences on an interactive cruise as their January/February production, with Joyce McCormick and Brian Hagarty still scripting the piece. […]

The Tower, “Hallett” and Fort St. Pierre sites at Pither’s Point closed their doors for the summer Aug. 24 after attracting about 2,000 visitors–up nearly 200 over last year. “Attendance was up a little bit, and the Tower is still our most popular spot,” museum curator Pam Hawley noted last […]

Local cellular phone service from Rainy River to Bear’s Pass could soon be a reality–and one which could reap a large amount of revenue for Fort Frances. For the last six months, the local Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has looked into the feasibility of bringing cellular service to the area. […]

Area municipalities should be able to start accurate “number-crunching” Monday as to what the provincial downloading of services will mean to local taxpayers next year. Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said about a dozen municipal treasurers from across the province are slated to meet with the province Friday in Toronto […]

The McGuinty Task Force on Children came to Fort Frances last Friday morning but some here were left wondering what will stem from its findings–at least in the short term. “We’ve been through so many of these things. In terms of anything coming from this whole thing, I’m pretty skeptical,” […]

The organizer of the annual Terry Fox Run here is looking for “bigger and better” numbers this year. Slated for Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. starting from the curling club, Steve Maki is hoping to surpass last year’s run, which saw 120 people raise about $8,000 for cancer research. […]

Fort Frances High School won’t be in its new facility until December, 1998, project manager Phil St. Cyr told local public school trustees at last night’s regular board meeting. A late start on “multi-use” construction at the Westfort site has forced Daoust Construction to reschedule its timetable. But work on […]

Grade nine students, and those who have transferred from other schools, weren’t the only newcomers at Fort High this morning. Five new teachers have joined the staff at the high school for the 1997-98 school year. There will be 74 full-time teaching staff there this year, down one from last […]

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is keeping a close eye to make sure Section 35 of the Fisheries Act is enforced after the province announced it was turning that responsibility back to the federal government. That section of the act deals with harmful changes to fish habitat. Mark […]

Sixth-grade students across the district are going to see a new lesson added to their curriculum this year. Cst. Steve Maki and Cst. Mark Boileau of the Fort Frances OPP will introduce the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, reaching about 450 students. Every week for 17 weeks, each class […]

The Fort Frances Dental Centre has added another dentist to its staff, bringing the complement there to four. Dr. George House, a 1996 graduate in dentistry from the University of Manitoba, joined Drs. Brent Danylchuk, Mike Gerstner, and Steve Kuzdenyi in the practice Aug. 10. Prior to his arrival here, […]