Merna Emara Staff Writer The Fort Frances council approved the recommendation from the Community Service Division to remove the ice from the Ice for Kids arena at the Memorial Sports Centre. Aaron Bisson, recreation and culture manager, said this approval will achieve two goals. First, it will reduce the operating […]

Merna Emara Staff Writer If you want to be an engineer you go to engineering school. Similarly, if you want to become a lawyer, you go to law school. What if you want to be a Zamboni Driver? Do you go to Zamboni school? While there are no designated Zamboni […]

Ken Kellar Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Let it never be said that a pandemic can keep a volleyball club down. Even as their seasons have been decimated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, members of the 807 Selects Volleyball Club have been kept busy with virtual training and lessons, with coach […]

Natali Trivuncic Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Voyageur Lions Club Polar Plunge, a usually well participated fundraising event run by the club saw a less than average outcome for its virtual Polar Plunge event this year. The event which is usually held at Point Park nearby La Place Rendezvous Hotel […]

Ken Kellar Local Journalism Initiative Reporter There are only a few days left to finish off your run for the 2021 “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run,” and according to the International Falls Chamber of Commerce, the move to a virtual-only event hasn’t been able to dampen the spirits of runners […]

Natali Trivuncic Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It was announced on Jan. 6 that the Fort Frances Lakers head coach Bernie Lynch, has been suspended. The news comes after the Lakers’ winning streak against the Kenora Thistles U18 AAA team in December 2020. Fort Frances Lakers president, Gary Silander, said that […]

Natali Trivuncic Staff Writer The Fort Frances Lakers are still struggling to find their identity, because they have played so few games but head coach Bernie Lynch he said that he is happy with the progress they have made. “You try to give the player as much creativity and openness […]

Staff The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has launched a New year’s challenge to the community – 49 kms on the 49th Parallel. For January 2021, challenge yourself, friends and family to complete 49 kms on the ski and snowshoe trails. Registration forms are available at the chalet in the […]

Press Release With the kickoff of the ice fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds new and veteran anglers alike of their responsibility to keep themselves safe and to be a considerate member of the ice angling community. Some of Minnesota’s most popular winter fisheries, such as Upper […]

Jack Elliott Rainy River correspondent The West Rainy River District Lions Club is able to add some support to both the Rainy River Minor Hockey and the Rainy River figure Skating Club with the outstanding community support of their 50/50 Christmas draw. All 250 of the $20 Tickets were sold […]

Staff The Fort Frances Lakers began the 2020-2021 season swinging, with a clean sweep against their first opponent, the Kenora Thistles. In the final two games of the pair’s bubble match, Fort Frances defeated Kenora 4-1 on December 18 to a hometown crowd, and again 5-1 in Kenora on December […]

Ken Kellar Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A legendary figure in the world of hockey who carried a love of his hometown wherever he went has died. Art Berglund, a well-known hockey legend both at home and in the U.S., where he is remembered for spending years helping to build the […]