It all started with a sign, a newspaper ad, a vendor’s licence, and a semi load of feed sold out of their two-car garage on Dec. 1, 1972. John and Marina Gerber aren’t ashamed of their business’s humble beginnings. The son of a Swiss farmer and the daughter of a […]

The IBEW Lightning (Fort Frances) lost only one game in capturing the ‘A’ title of the Emo Bantam hockey tournament, beating the previously undefeated Emo Cowboys 3-1 in the final. After going scoreless in the first two periods, the Lightning got on the board when Kevin Webb converted a perfect […]

Setting up bird feeders could mean sowing sorrows for local farmers–not to mention unwanted weeds. With the popularity of bird feeding increasing, concerns over what exactly is in bird seed have been raised as tons of the stuff get bought and spread on the ground every winter. Rudy Sinninghe, a […]

The Emo Wings scored a late goal to earn a 2-2 tie with their town rivals, the Emo OPP, in novice hockey action there last week. Richy Wieringa kept the Wings flying with two goals while T.J. Roen and Tyler Kinnear replied for the OPP. In Atom play, S. Rea […]

The Border Figure Skating Club staged a three-hour exhibition here last Sunday to give local skaters a chance to perform their solos in front of an audience for the first time. The exhibition, which featured about 35 skaters, helped them gain valuable experience leading up to the 25th-annual Sunset Country […]

Some people might not get excited to hear the “Arrogant Worms” are coming to town next week. Admittedly, the name chosen by this Kingston trio sounds more like a fishing lure than it does a musical comedy troupe. But don’t let yourself be thrown by their offbeat moniker–otherwise you might […]

Ensuring a smooth transition from two boards to one will be the main job for Bev Kondra and Cheryl Lovisa, the newly-elected chair and vice-chair of the Northwest Catholic District School Board. The pair got the nod from their fellow trustees Saturday at the board’s inaugural meeting in Dryden. Kondra, […]

You could call it a hearty venture, and one that could come right to your door. Terry and Nancy Dronyk officially kicked off their “Tasty Delivery” business yesterday, offering soup-and-sandwich delivery to the Fort Frances lunch crowd. The idea came from a home-business book she was flipping through in November. […]

1998 will be a year of change. That’s the way district municipal leaders are describing the year ahead as the province hands down responsibility for services such as public health, land ambulance, social assistance, long-term care, policing, social housing–along with the bill that goes with them. All agree “downloading” will […]

Ask a health professional to give a diagnosis of what to expect over the next year or so and you’ll probably get a slate full of medicine for thought. Most likely their prognoses will fall into one of three categories–recruitment, consolidation of services, and salary issues. For Dr. Robert Algie, […]

Catholic ratepayers may have lost their voice on the local public school board but they will still hold some clout on the “multi-use” steering committee, trustees decided last night. The make-up of the steering committee was brought up at last night’s regular board meeting by trustee Dennis Brunn. “We obviously […]