“No one was more shocked than me to discover that I’d had a heart attack,” recalled Walter Davies. “I ran regularly for years and was in good shape. But it happened to me, and, I think, that’s the thing. It can happen to anyone, no matter how fit you are, […]

A Stratton-born curler is off to Alberta to take part in another high-level bonspiel. Trevor Bonot, currently located in Thunder Bay but hailing from the Rainy River District, will be competing in the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles in Calgary beginning Thursday, March 18. Bonot is representing northern Ontario […]

By Natali TrivuncicLocal Journalism Initiative Reporterntrivuncic@fortfrances.com The pandemic seemed to be the Fort Frances Lakers’ biggest challenge this year, but with recent allegations against former head coach Bernie Lynch, the source of their troubles is even bigger. CBC broke the news on March 4 that Lynch was suspended for inappropriate […]

By Ken KellarLocal Journalism Initiative reporterkkellar@fortfrances.com It will look a little different this year, but the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship (FFCBC) will hit the waters in 2021. The FFCBC committee began reaching out the the larger fishing community in the past few weeks to see if there was enough […]

Press release KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — While check-in for the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Tennessee River was scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, Jeff Gustafson was waiting in the parking lot behind the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn by 2. With his limit of smallmouth filled and potentially treacherous waters ahead, […]

This year’s run took place virtually between January 15 and 31 A little social distancing couldn’t keep the region’s runners down. The 41st annual International Falls Chamber of Commerce Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run went ahead, as a virtual event. Runners ran where they were any day between January 15 […]

Name Sex Age City Overall SexPl DivPl Time Nick Hartley M 36 Edmond, OK 1 1/52 1/10 17:47 John Princesa M 26 Emo, ON 2 2/52 1/8 20:50 Rob Weaver M 42 Morson, ON 3 3/52 1/10 21:25 Thomas Ruud M 53 Alexandria, VA 4 4/52 1/8 23:29 Zoe Cawsey […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com The border closure has affected the lives of many people who cross between Canada to the United States, whether it’s to fish, shop or socialize. But for curlers, not being able to come to Fort Frances has added another hit. Because there are no curling clubs […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com The Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances is reopening under the guidelines set out under the Yellow-Protect level of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Aaron Bisson, recreational and cultural manager, said they are operating the same way they have before the lockdown. “We reached […]

Press Release The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame has new committee members. Founding members Terry Ogden, David Egan, and Larry Patrick have stepped aside. Ogden and Patrick will remain involved in an advisory capacity. Returning committee members Glenn Witherspoon and Jeannie Bujold are joined by Bob Tkachuk (Tah-chuck), Dan […]

Natali Trivuncic Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Businesses have been preparing to open back up after the lockdown, but for minor hockey associations, they are still waiting to see what will become of the rest of their season. Fort Frances Girls and Women’s Hockey Association president, Craig Miller, said they are […]

Natali Trivuncic Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Fort Frances Lakers have not had the season they were hoping for because of the COVID-19 pandemic but are still trying to stay positive. Ron MacKinnon was the assistant coach for the Lakers but has since stepped in as interim head coach of […]