Thirty-six students and five chaperones were involved in a “30-Hour Famine” on April 3-4 at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church. Some $5,224.20 was raised for World Vision, a relief agency that provides humanitarian assistance around the world, noted Mark Mast. The money collected this year is to be used […]

Muskie badminton coach Brian Church felt his players simply fell victim to “inexperience” at the NorWOSSA qualifier last week in Atikokan. Just one team, the junior girls’ doubles duo of Siobhan Devlin and Melissa Angus, advanced to the NorWOSSA playoffs today in Ignace (no scores were available at press time). […]

Young boaters have been targeted as Canada attempts to make its waters safer under a federal government licensing program, effective Jan. 1 of next year. Under the new regulations, everyone under the age of 16 will be required to obtain a licence to operate a motorboat on Canadian waters. The […]

For the first time its 18-year history here, the annual ethnic celebration known as “Culturama” has been cancelled–a consequence of depleted volunteer and funding pools, organizers revealed Monday. “It’s just such an awful lot of work and there’s not enough people to run it. The volunteers are just tired,” Sig […]

With 46 of the 50 booths booked for the Lifestyle Expo, organizers are confident that’s a good indication of its success. Slated for Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club, the Expo will focus on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health […]

If area residents wish to have a renal dialysis unit in Fort Frances, they’re going to have start writing to the Ministry of Health. That’s the message nephrologist Dr. William McCready and nurse Barbara Adams of the Thunder Bay Regional Dialysis Program had to say to a group of doctors, […]

Those miffed about paying higher municipal taxes this year may be able to do something about it–but it will take some leg work. Legislation is slated to be introduced this spring that would allow taxpayers the right to ask for a referendum on any tax increases, including those imposed by […]

For the fourth time since last October, rates at the Fort Frances Children‘s Complex are going up. By September, the cost of an unsubsidized spot will have increased over 30 percent in a year. Council approved upping the rates for “unsubsidized” spots for residents Monday to $26.50 a day for […]

Allegations of a breach of trust have been levelled against the former Fort Frances-Rainy River Board of Education, prompting an investigation by the anti-rackets branch of the OPP out of Thunder Bay, the Times learned yesterday. Det. Sgt. Lorne Costigan said Tuesday he received a complaint from a local resident, […]

For the first time in seven years, Fort Frances ratepayers will see an increase in their municipal taxes after town council unanimously approved a 4.68 percent hike for 1998 at a special meeting last Wednesday. That means households will see, on average, a $46.27 jump on their tax bills this […]

After breezing though the competition the last two seasons, only to suffer upsetting losses to Kenora in the NorWOSSA semi-finals each time, Muskie girls’ soccer coach Struchan Gilson decided some changes were in order. While he would be the first to admit his team definitely was the better one, they […]

Four seasonal employees won’t be returning to the Public Works department this year as the town trimmed $47,000 off its operating budget. Those employees worked on sidewalk construction, line painting, and relieving those people taking vacation, Operations and Facilities manager Jerry Tetu noted Monday. “It’s going to have to be […]