While the other twosomes carried their fish across the stage to be weighed Sunday afternoon, the teams of Dave and Norm Lindsay, Frank and Terry McClymont, Mike Salvador and Ken Wright, Gary Lake and Randy Amenrud, and Rick Savage and Steven Green waited on the dock. These five teams were […]

Does the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship have an impact on the local economy? The answer has been a resounding “yes”–and a positive one at that. Shirley Livingstone, a co-owner of Sunset Country Shell here, spent most of her mornings last week getting up early and making muffins for a […]

The Ministry of Natural Resources reported a “significant” increase in the average weight of the 492 bass caught and tagged during this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Darryl McLeod, area biologist with the MNR here, said they found the average weight of this year’s bass hauled in by the […]

With 104 of the best angling teams entered in this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship–one thing was for certain. It would take three consecutive days of impressive catches to capture the title as the top team–and the $21,000 first-place prize that went along with that prestigious honour. Organizers had […]

“Anyone in the top 20 can win this tournament tomorrow,” Dave Lindsay said during Saturday afternoon’s weigh-in at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. “I hate to be in first place for the first two days of fishing.” On Sunday, the Lindsay brothers were far down on the third dock […]

Renée Desbiens (Daw), Miss J.A. Electric, is 17 years old and entering grade 12 at Fort Frances High School. She plans on being a registered nurse. Living in Emo with her parents and brother, Ryan, she is bilingual in French and English, which will be handy in years to come. […]

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is definitely making a name for itself in the fishing world. And in the eyes of the anglers, it’s one of the best bass tournaments around. But what is it that sets this derby apart from the others? According to Phil Killeen of Winnipeg, […]

When Susan Affleck of Rainy River first heard about the Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims in Belarus, she realized what a difference it could make in a child’s life to receive all the health benefits just from visiting this beautiful area. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which occurred April 26, 1986, […]

In just its third season, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is fast becoming one of the most recognizable bass tournaments in both Canada and the U.S. And that profile was given an even bigger boast last weekend when the “In-Fisherman” TV show decided to tape the weekend’s action out […]

It’s got to get worse before it gets better–that’s the motto Emo Reeve Brian Reid is taking with the road construction on Highway 11/71 between Barwick and Devlin. Motorists travelling west from Fort Frances will encounter stops, slow downs, and large sections of gravel road where asphalt used to be. […]

Bringing the past into the future is precisely what the Digital Collection team is doing at the Fort Frances Times. By the end of August, the three-person team, led by Christine Siemiernik, plans to have a web page on the Internet with 100 of the top stories from the past […]

“Ice For Kids” co-chair Les Baker said Monday he isn’t worried about people threatening to withdraw their pledges because the new ice facility didn’t go to a west-end location. With more than $650,000 raised in pledges so far, “Ice For Kids” is $150,000 over the amount it was required to […]