The Border Figure Skating Club will perform Disney’s version of “Beauty and the Beast” when it stages its annual ice show this weekend at Memorial Arena. Close to 100 skaters, aged three to 17, will take to the ice for two shows, running between 90 minutes and two hours. The […]

El Nino has been a contractor’s best friend around here as the extremely mild winter and early spring have allowed workers to make up for lost time at the “multi-use” facility under construction at Westfort. Murray Quinn, maintenance superintendent for the Rainy River District School Board, said yesterday he hoped […]

While the deadline for public input into the proposed cuts to fish limits in Northwestern Ontario already has passed, the Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association wanted to add its name to the list of those in favour of the move. “Absolutely because, in the long term, it will be a benefit […]

Everything is in place for the Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show to go Friday and Saturday at the Barwick Hall. Kim Cornell, former chair of the Farm Management Club, said other than a few last-minute changes with some of the guest speakers, planning the two-day event has gone […]

When Bill Crewson and his Muskie rink headed down to their first OFSAA curling championship in Midland last week, they left with the feeling that “anything” could happen. What almost happened was all-Ontario gold. But in the end, the Muskies had to settle for silver medals at the provincial high […]

Students enrolled in the Transportation Technology program at Fort High are putting the final “fuel efficient” touches to their super mileage vehicle in preparation for competition May 12 in Brainerd, Mn. The competition, sponsored by the Minnesota Technical Education Authority, attracts SMV entries from schools across the U.S., including North […]

Aquanaut swimmers continued to improve their times as they prepare for the Division III team championships later this month in Etobicoke. Eight swimmers made the trip to Atikokan last weekend, with several achieving personal best times in most of their races. “Our swimmers swam great,” assistant coach Karl Gunderson enthused […]

Providing convenience for the customer is the number-one reason behind Steve Lundon’s decision to open a second hardware store here April 13–this time on Scott Street. Handy Pro Hardware, a separate franchise from Lundon’s Northern Do-it center store on Highway 11/71 just west of town, will be located in the […]

Susie Grynol and John Craig attended the provincial trampoline championships March 27-29 in Ottawa, hosted by the Spring Action Trampoline Club there. Some 160 athletes from all over the province participated by receiving a qualifying provincial score of 30.0 or novice national score of 46.5 at the regional qualifiers. Craig, […]

“The object of a festival is not to gain a prize or defeat a rival but to face one another on the road to excellence.” That’s the verse found in the official program of the annual Rainy River District Music and Drama Festival, which kicks off Monday, April 13 at […]

Bill Crewson’s Muskie rink fell 6-2 to Chinquacousy (Brampton) on Saturday afternoon in the gold-medal game at the all-Ontario curling playdowns in Midland. The Muskies jumped out to a quick start in the first end, scoring a pair with the hammer to grab a 2-0 lead. But then they were […]