The first Culturama event held in almost 20 years was a hit in Fort Frances last weekend. Those who took part at the Rainy Lake Square were treated to dance, music and vendors from several cultures. Highlights included Saturday morning’s performance by Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Saturday afternoon’s […]

The path to royalty isn’t all work and no play for the Emo Fair Queen contestants. Throughout the summer, contestants Addison Brown, Valentina Busch, Mckenna Mc-Tavish and Mickenna Ryll have been engaging in an active-living challenge, to bike, walk, swim, paddle or play their way through two kilometres per day, […]

Farmers and friends from across the District joined in on last Thursday’s Soil & Crop Tour, beginning with John and Jacob Gerber’s potatoes near Fort Frances, and moving west as far as Timo Brielmann’s. Other stops included Micha Gerber’s corn, Mark Husser’s grain corn, and Jeff Pollard’s cover crops/alternative feed. […]

By Darren Derendorf
Staff writer / sales
dderendorf@fortfrances.com

This week we sat down with driver of the #21 Wissota Modified, Matt DePiero. What is your favourite race track food? Hibbing Raceway Chilli. At what age did you start racing? 16 Why did you start racing? Racing was always a part of my family and my life growing up. […]

The Chaban Ukrainian Dancers from Thunder Bay drew a sizable crowd at Rainy Lake Square during Culturama. The multiculture festival returned after a lengthy hiatus, and featured food trucks from a variety of ethnicities, dancers, traditional drumming, throat singing, a silent auction and a public mural. – Allan Bradbury photo

You never know what you’ll find at the Market in Rainy Lake Square on Thursdays. The crowds were recently entertained with juggling, a cotton candy machine and a wide variety of vendors. Rainy Lake Square will be bustling this weekend, with the return of Culturama. For the full listing of […]

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The 1986 FFHS Muskie Hockey season was a Tale of Two Seasons. Coming off of Silver Medal seasons in 1984 and 1985 the Muskies started slow in 1986. They struggled to a 7-7-1 record at the Christmas break. In the New Year they caught fire and rattled off 17 consecutive, […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
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Seven Generations Educational Institute (SGEI)’s welding camp, which took place from July 11-15 gave youth aged 12-17 the chance to develop an interest in the skilled trades. An SGEI press release said the camp gives kids an opportunity to exercise their creative abilities while being supervised by professionals in a […]

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A participant files the edges of a metalworking project in the Mind Over Metal Camp, hosted last month by Seven Generations Educational Institute. The week-long camp was a way for local youth to get a feel for welding, and to inspire more interest in the skilled trades. For the full […]

In a joint effort between the Rainy River Public Library and the Emo, Stratton, and Rainy River EarlyON centres, self-proclaimed “bird geek” Michael Dawber took 25 kids on a bird-watching expedition on Thursday, July 21 at Morley Park in Stratton. Dawber taught kids how to find birds with both their […]

The parking lot at Fort Frances GM was the place to be on Friday afternoon as the dealership and Early Iron Car Club held a Show and Shine from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for hundreds of attendees to enjoy. Alongside classic and fantastic cars, there were also plenty of […]

This week we sat down with Brandon Rehill driver of the #4B Midwest Modified. What is your favourite race track food? Cheeseburgers for sure! At what age did you start racing? 15 Why did you start racing? I started racing because I was sick of getting hurt on my dirt […]