It’s so close you can smell the candy floss and hear the screams of youngsters on the midway as the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society annual fall fair swings into action tomorrow in Emo. But how did this popular district-wide event get started? To find the answer, you have to […]

Although Gareth Payne will be back looking to win his fourth-straight Kitchen Creek Classic title, club pro Gord Workum felt this year’s field is a talented one that could see a new champion. With several low handicap players making the trip here from areas such as Kenora and Thunder Bay, […]

For the second consecutive year, Tagg’s met the Dryden Heat in the final of the men’s “Borderland Ball Blast” soccer tournament. And for the second year in a row, Tagg’s was crowned tournament champs. Tagg’s dominated the Dryden squad from the opening whistle, controlling the ball throughout the first half […]

Dear editor: I am 88 years old and my wife is 81. I have looked after my wife, who has severe Alzheimer’s disease, at home for the last nine years with the help of Home Care and occasional respite care in hospital. Two weeks ago my wife and I went […]

It’s an age-old tradition passed through the generations, with youngsters from years gone by taught how to quilt together scraps of fabric to create a work of art that would keep them warm on those cold winter nights. Some are fortunate enough to have a quilt hand-stitched by a grandmother […]

A slow down in donations to area food banks has volunteers worried the demand soon will override their supplies. At the Salvation Army food bank, statistics for July showed an increase in the number of people relying on the service, dwindling down supplies from shelves, said coordinator Marj Atkinson. “We’re […]

Almost all the tenders are out but Fort Frances council still doesn’t have any answers as to why the auditorium is almost $300,000 over-budget so far on its construction budget. Council approved $1.855 million on the construction budget, but as of Monday, the theatre portion of the construction came in […]

The Ministry of Natural Resources declared the Rainy River District, along with a large portion of Northwestern Ontario, a restricted fire zone (RFZ) as of 8 a.m. today. “The RFZ means that all open fires are restricted,” MNR information officer Peter Wilkins explained this morning. “We do allow the use […]

On July 18, six local teens–Ria Cuthbertson, Jennifer Sobkowicz, Adam Jewell, Karl Martinson, Matthew Gustafson, and Chantel Shine– along with two leaders–Carol Gustafson and Kathy Cuthbertson–left Fort Frances to travel to Halifax for the Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering. The event drew over 1,600 youths from across the country. The local […]

It was a chance to see how far they’ve come on their journey of faith as Our Lady of Lourdes Church wrapped up its 50th-anniversary celebration on the weekend. And as congregation members noted, it allowed them to look back over the rich history of their family and friends who […]

Residential ratepayers can expect an average 10.1 percent hike over last year on their final municipal tax bills as Fort Frances council set the ’98 budget into bylaw Monday night. That despite objections from local ratepayers about the $24,000 shift from the commercial base onto residential, and a request that […]

The Town of Atikokan trying to come up with plan to alleviate its water shortage crisis after a state of emergency was declared there Sunday. Mayor Dennis Brown outlawed all non-essential use of water after water levels at Little Falls–the town’s intake–dropped 41 inches within 24 hours. Volunteers were out […]