The Peterborough Petes captured this year’s Kobe Cup, downing the Mississauga Reps 5-2 in the final Sunday afternoon at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay. Peterborough advanced to the final with a 3-2 win over the host Thunder Bay Kings, the defending Bantam provincial champs, in one semi-final contest […]

The second-annual Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show seemed to go without a hitch last Friday and Saturday in Barwick, with organizers and participants very pleased with the results. “I think overall it was pretty good,” noted organizer Kim Cornell. “The evaluations that were turned in were very positive. […]

There’s no question many talented hockey players living in Northwestern Ontario often fall through the cracks of junior and college scouts who simply can’t make the long trek up here to check them out. In the past, a young player’s only chance to shine in front of these eager scouts […]

It was a near-speechless Christine Carpenter who accepted the Bill Gibson Memorial Award on Friday night at the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s annual spring dinner and dance in the Barwick Hall. Carpenter wasn’t any more talkative when contacted by the Times yesterday. “It was a big surprise and we […]

After a three-week study tour in Mexico earlier this year, four local Confederation College students are back home and sharing experiences about a trip that was one of the best times of their lives. International Business students Lori Godin, Angela Halvorsen, Anita Barker, and Patti Jorgensen (along with Prof. Julie […]

It will be a full house at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market tomorrow and Saturday, with every inch of vending space let out for the annual Easter market. Blair and Donna Lowey, of Lowey’s Greenhouse here, have been organizing the event. He said the market will feature a wide array […]

The Northwestern Health Unit said the threat of closure has passed after monthly payments from area municipalities continue to flow in for 1998. For April, only six of the 22 municipalities have refused to pay–all in the Kenora District. And Dr. Pete Sarsfield, chief medical officer of health, said he’s […]

If the cost of building the “multi-use” facility gets too high, the local public school board may have to pull funds out of other areas of its budget to cover them. That’s the message education director Wayne McAndrew brought back to trustees last night during the Rainy River District School […]

Organizers of the “Northern Do-it center Home and Trade Show ’98” are busy preparing for the fifth-annual event slated April 23-25 at Memorial Arena here. The show will appeal to the homeowner in as many ways as one can imagine, said Robin Roper, a salesman for the Do-it center and […]

Time and relationships. It’s the two elements director Naomi Woods said that makes “On Golden Pond” a show people around the world can appreciate. Fort Frances Little Theatre will wrap up its 1997-98 season by staging this play April 16-19 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Dr. Ted Jablonski and Joyce Meyers […]

In wake of four Americans being charged with taking more than 100 fish over their limit on the U.S. side of Rainy River last week, local MNR enforcement officer Doug Gibb downplayed the notion that there is a problem of overfishing on the river. “[Overfishing is] about the same. We’ve […]

The Native Physicians’ Association of Canada and area aboriginal community leaders launched an educational board game at the United Native Friendship Centre here yesterday that encourages healthier lifestyles among native adolescents. Dubbed the “Caring Together” interactive board game, it provides a context for players to explore, discuss, and develop informed […]