Members of the Little Eagles and Little Thunderbird youth programs will be hosting a first-annual “Fishing Expo” to help raise money for camping and fishing trips this summer. The expo, slated Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the United Native Friendship Centre, will feature vendors from […]

The final numbers are in from the province and Fort Frances will use these figures–not those billed by the agencies–to decide how much municipal taxpayers will be paying for the “downloaded” services in 1998. And if the agencies’ calculations are different, the town said the agencies will have to battle […]

Some Fort Frances residents are saying police response time has slowed down since the OPP have taken over here, and most are laying the blame squarely on the centralized dispatch in Kenora. Two dispatchers work each shift at the communications centre in Kenora. And the one who fields calls from […]

Volunteers across the country will canvass door-to-door all this month to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual spring campaign. Here in Rainy River District, about 240 volunteers–some new, and some who have been doing it for 35 years–will be out in full force. Their goal? To reach every […]

It’s still too early to tell what the full effect of the education funding model will be on local district school boards but some are hesitant that things will be as rosy as the Harris government says they will. Education and Training minister Dave Johnson released the funding model last […]

Kitchen Creek could have a new watering system in place for this season–if members vote to proceed with the project at the club’s semi-annual meeting April 19. If passed, Kitchen Creek will have access to a sprinkling system that will water the fairways, as well as the greens and tee […]

The number of children in foster care is climbing in Rainy River District, with 113 brought into care with Family and Children Services last year. That’s up from 96 in 1996 and 59 in 1995. And foster care co-ordinator Sandy Skirten is anticipating this year’s figures will be even higher–up […]

Lorne Jackson won the 50th-annual Fort Frances men’s bonspiel Sunday afternoon, stealing one in the final end to eke out a 5-4 victory over Tim Nordin. Jackson’s rink, which included Greg Bruce, Dennis DeGagne, and Derrick Jackson, went undefeated in the 48-team field, reeling off wins over Dick Armit (8-3) […]

The male teen’s health is on the mend in a Winnipeg hospital after being diagnosed with meningitis in Rainy River last week. “He’s doing much better,” Dr. Ewan Affleck said from the Rainy River Clinic yesterday. “He’s out of ICU and up and walking around.” Dr. Affleck didn’t know when […]

Neither of the two St. Francis soccer pitches will be used at the start of this season to give them a chance to replenish themselves after a devastating season a year ago. Community Services manager George Bell said letters were sent to all the users groups asking them to look […]

Local Catholic board trustees are getting ready to hit the telecommunications highway, sending a tentative policy for electronic meetings out for consultation. The Fewer School Boards Act permits trustees to hold regular board meetings via teleconferencing or video conferencing due to the size of the new district school boards. “This […]