Local Journalism Initiative ReporterSam Laskaris There will now be at least a three-year gap between editions of the largest Indigenous youth hockey tournament in Ontario. The Little Native Hockey League tournament, which is also simply called the Little NHL, was last staged in 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled mere […]

Staff WriterNatali Trivuncic Fort Frances’ Junior A hockey season is going to be on hold a little longer as COVID-19 restrictions are holding up the season. The Fort Frances Lakers Junior A hockey team is set to make their season debut on Nov. 28 with an exhibition game against the […]

Jack ElliottRainy River correspondent According to their Facebook page, “The Rainy River Recreation Board held a special meeting earlier this week to re-visit the decision regarding ice installation for the 2020-2021 skating season. With new information and another group coming forward to use the arena, the Recreation Board is happy […]

Staff The Town of Fort Frances is hoping to clear up some lingering misinformation surrounding the new fee at the Memorial Sports Centre. Aaron Bisson, the town’s culture and recreation manager, explained that the message surrounding the newly implemented $7 cleaning fee that has gone into effect at the sports […]

Ken KellarStaff Writer Children who play in Under Nine (U9) and Under Seven (U7) hockey leagues will be allowed to have one parent attend their games at the Memorial Sports Centre. At Monday night’s council meeting, the issue of allowing spectators into these youth league games was discussed by council […]

Local Journalism Initiative ReporterSam Laskaris Update: After publishing this article, our Fighting Walleye sources identified they had an additional two other Indigenous players on their team. Trevor Iserhoff has officially been a hockey scout for a junior franchise for only a couple of days now. But Iserhoff, a member of […]

Staff Autumn is a perfect time to use the ski trails, so to encourage people to get out in the fresh air and stay active, the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has waived trail fees for hiking, until ski and snowshoe season begins. The chalet will remain closed, but seating […]

Staff Several local dirt mixers took part in a Superior Dirt Riders Motocross meet in Atikokan on September 26. The club runs several dirt bike and ATV practices and races throughout the summer and fall, in Emo, Atikokan and Kakabeka Falls. COVID-19 shortened the season this year, but the group […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO – Alaric Jackson, an offensive lineman at the University of Iowa, has the No. 1 spot in the first edition of the CFL scouting bureau’s top-20 prospects for the 2021 draft. The six-foot-six, 315-pound Jackson is a native of Windsor, Ont. He’s entering his senior season […]

Merna Emara About 22 Fort Frances Lakers hockey players, ages 17 to 20 are looking for billet families to host them during the upcoming season, from mid October to mid March. Training camp starts next week. Shauna-Leigh Carlson, a billet coordinator, said because this is a community supported team, they […]

Robin McCormick The annual Rainy Lake Fall Classic was a success. Dale LaBelle and his crew were able to have the tournament go smoothly even with COVID restrictions. A total of 38 teams competed, which was a good showing considering teams from the States weren’t allowed this year. The anglers […]

Merna Emara Fort Frances council members passed a decision to charge $7 per user per month to offset cleaning costs during ice-in time. The decision was made during council’s bi-weekly meeting on Monday. The new motion will still require all organizations using the Memorial Sports Centre’s ice rink to pay […]