Heading into this season, the Muskie boys’ soccer team is full of question marks regarding what type of system they will use and which players will play where. But what returning head coach Keith Gilbert and his assistants, Jason Kabel and newcomer Ben Andrusco, do know is this year’s team […]

Fort Frances residents may be among the first to get the word but they aren’t the only ones in Northwestern Ontario facing higher taxes. Although its 1998 budget isn’t expected to be set for another week, Dryden also is looking at a “moderate” tax increase. “Council is talking about two […]

With a mild winter and an earlier-than-usual spring, the Kitchen Creek Golf Course is slated to open for the season Saturday at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). “The greens are in fabulous shape,” club pro Gord Workum enthused this morning. “The fairways have some low or soft spots that we would […]

For Bill Low, it was just time to move on. The Rainy River High School principal had his retirement approved by the public school board at its regular meeting last week, effective June 30, after working 35 years in education–the last 28 here in the district. “Cheryl and I came […]

Shane Katona, Jenna Rae Cousineau, and Carrie Selin were the big winners as the Border Figure Skating Club held its year-end awards presentation, each taking home a pair of trophies. Katona was awarded the Rhonda Paterson Trophy, which goes to the club’s most dedicated skater, while also being selected as […]

If you didn’t get to the annual Easter Market before noon Saturday, chances are whatever you were looking for was sold out. Held at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market site on McIrvine Road here last Thursday and Saturday, customers literally gobbled up the vendors’ items on both days the market […]

Both the ladies’ and mixed Sunset Country bowling teams won bronze medals at the six-team Northern Ontario provincial showdown last weekend in Sudbury. The mixed team featured local bowlers Bob Petawaqueb, Amy Gushulak, and Gwenn Amorde, with Carolyn Stamarski of here as the coach. Shirley Jensson was the lone local […]

Volume is way up for the Rainy River Cattlemen Association’s spring sale Saturday in Stratton, with numbers up by about 400 head from last year. Cattle start arriving at the sales yard Friday, with the sale starting at 9:30 a.m. the next day. Russell Richards Jr., manager of the sales […]

Dan “Boomer” Redford took home the Bob Steele Award for his overall versatility and contribution to the senior division as the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association held its annual awards banquet April 3. Mark Lafleur was presented with the 3M Coaching Award for his outstanding commitment and contribution to the coaching […]

The annual TOPS mini rally was held March 30 at Crossroads School. The room was decorated with a spring-like theme, as some members had seen to it to ensure the decorating suited this special occasion. This event was well attended by guests along with the roughly 30 active members of […]

The annual awards presentation and windup for local PeeWee house league players took place last Wednesday night at Memorial Arena. Esso Medals of Achievement Awards for the Most Valuable Player went to Ryan Calder (Lions), Geoff Gerley (Kaemingh Esso), Dave Starling (Kentucky Colonels), and Ryan Smith (Law Association Sharks). The […]

Municipalities may be scrambling with the downloading of services now but some are looking to the turn of the century when the province’s special circumstances funds run out. That $75-million provincial fund is in place for 1998 and ’99 only. After that, said Janis Tomkinson with the Ministry of Finance’s […]