The notion of having no trustee representation past grade eight does not appeal to the local separate school board. In fact, Education Director Paul Jackson said continual lobbying will be done to the Education Improvement Committee in Toronto until it agrees to include a separate school trustee position for the […]

A Kenora man who figures he’s had more than 50 electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments in his lifetime says he is now working to have them banned. The man, who requested his name be withheld, claimed he was given the ECT treatments to cure alcoholism and depression for 25 years. He […]

To the editor: While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?” I said, “We’re halfway there.” She said, “Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at […]

Muskie head coach Bob Swing said Saturday’s exhibition game in Winnipeg against the St. Paul’s Crusaders will be just that–a chance for players to exhibit their skills to the black-and-gold coaching staff. The defending NorWOSSA champs will be looking to avenge last season’s 28-18 pre-season loss to the Crusaders here. […]

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk. She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David […]

It’s a success story for 21-year-old Amy Lee, who has been working at the Sportsplex since May 21 as the summer program supervisor. “This year, our number of participants have almost doubled,” enthused the Fort Frances native. “We had to hire a couple more after starting with our initial staff. […]

Give back what you take may be good moral words to live by but for gardeners, it’s a necessity. Believe it or not, vegetables and flowers rob the soil of its nutrients. And when organic matter in the soil gets low, it reflects in your yield–and leaves plants prone to […]

Employees at Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. are appealing to area residents in a last-ditch effort to keep the ambulance dispatch service here. And they’re hoping to get as many names as possible on a petition to let the Ministry of Health know that district residents are opposed to moving […]

It was one year ago today when the last hail storm wreaked havoc on area roofs and vehicles–and that is a welcome deadline for both insurance agents and adjusters. In fact, it will be the first time in two years that hail claims have not been a part of the […]

With a history spanning 75 years, the Fort Frances Horticultural Society is no stranger to change and growth–evident of late in both its meeting format and membership popularity. Meetings, held the fourth Monday of each month from March to October, have had an extra emphasis put on learning, society president […]

While there certainly is no argument over the fact that dry conditions have prevailed here this summer, at least two local “green thumbs” are doing very little complaining about it. And given that both of them scored top points in the local horticultural society’s annual Flower and Vegetable show last […]

Frustration levels have peaked, with transition teams members refusing to meet further until the premier puts a hold on all the downloading. A letter penned by Terry Mundell, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and co-chair of both transition teams, went to Premier Mike Harris yesterday but the […]