Participants at a recent birdwatching expedition enjoyed a tasty treat after finding and identifying birds at Morley Park in Stratton. The program was run by self-proclaimed “bird geek” Michael Dawber, in partnership with the Rainy River Library and the Emo, Stratton and Rainy River EarlyON centres. – Daniel Adam photo

Jaykob Ryll was the winner of this year’s Quest for the Best competition held at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship big tent on Friday, July 22. Ryll made it to the final showdown with a crowd-pleasing performance of Hoky Tonk Badonkadonk, and took home the grand prize, first place […]

Thousands of dollars in damage took place with vehicle vandalism in Fort Frances last week. The OPP are seeking the public’s assistance with information, camera footage or witnesses. Several vehicles and windshields were smashed, with thousands in damage. The incidents occurred in Fort Frances between Third to Fifth Street and […]

Thursday night definitely wasn’t a drag for anyone who came out to the Allure Drag Show Spectacular. Everyone in attendance was treated to a high-energy presentation put on by the drag king and queens from Thunder Bay. A special favourite was former Fort Frances resident Shaela Vie (Right) who brought […]

The 2022 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship was full of fish, fun, and festivities this past weekend. Ian Waterer and Motei Demers, top left, took the top spot after three days of tournament fishing with 57.63 lbs. Runners up Jeff Gustafson and John Peterson finished less than a pound shy […]

Little Mika was recently rescued from the streets of Emo, at just six weeks old. She’s learning to trust people, and is one of the many cats and kittens currently searching for new homes, through Best for Kitty. If you can share your home with Mika or one of her […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #55 Emo Street Stock Tylar Wilson. What is your favourite race track food? My favourite track food is a smokie. At what age did you start racing? I started racing when I was 16. Why did you start racing? My Mom […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #4JR Wissota Modified, Cameron Brown. What is your favourite race track food? My favorite race track food is probably cheeseburgers. At what age did you start racing? I started racing at 14 years old in a dirt go kart, then at […]

The Watten Fish Fry made a return to an in-person sit-down dinner this past weekend, but with a change of venues. They were on hand Saturday after final weigh-ins to feed the masses under the big tent at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The Fish Fry is a long-standing […]

The 2022 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship has a new set of champions. Ian Waterer and Motei Demers of Kenora were awarded the top prize, with a three-day total catch of 57.63 pounds. The weekend marked the return of a full tournament, complete with spectators and entertainment. Check out the […]

Residents in the west end woke up to flooded yards, and minimal water pressure, when a watermain experienced a “quick and violent” rupture in the 1000 block of Sunset Drive, around 6:30 a.m. this morning. The rupture surfaced quickly, resulting in a loss of 500,000 gallons of water from the […]

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Boat Parade officially kicked off this year’s tournament last night as dozens of anglers left the Big Tent following the rules meeting and proceeded down Front and Nelson Streets, handing out candy and other treats to the assembled crowds. While the parade was initially […]