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Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is available for skiing and walking/snowshoeing. In order to comply with COVID guidelines the chalet is open only for people accessing rental gear. Face masks must be worn in the chalet (no substitutes please) and users must social distance. No gatherings or parties allowed. Get outside and get some exercise! Memberships online at; per person day use $10 plus equipment rental fees $5 if you use our gear.

The Polar Bear Plunge has gone virtual this year! Raise pledges, and film yourself in the cold, with snow swimming, an ice bucket challenge, or other cold, wet activity, and submit your video before January 15! Funds raised will go towards local charities. Visit Virtual-Polar-Plunge-2021-102506748396099 for a pledge sheet and details.

The outdoor rinks across from McIrvine Park and at the East End Hall have been flooded, and are available for free use this winter. The shacks are closed to the public, but outdoor benches are available for changing into skates.

The NWHU is encouraging residents to get outside for physically distanced recreational activity. The province is allowing outdoor skiing trails, skating rinks and sledding hills to remain open during the province-wide shutdown.

If you have questions for the Medical Officer of health, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, she participates in a live Question and Answer session every second Thursdays at 1 p.m. over facebook Live at the NWHU Facebook page. You can also access the chat through GoToMeeting, with links available here:

Fort Frances Girls Hockey Radio Bingo is back! Starting October 19, the bingo will run Mondays at 7 p.m., on CFOB. Prizes range from $500 to $1500. Cards are available at Windey’s, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Ski’s Variety, Einar’s Grocery, The Place, Taggs, Cloverleaf and Zig’s Place.

The Fort Frances Public Library will be closed to in-person and curbside pick-up until after the provincial shut-down. The drop box will be available for returns, but no late fees will be charged at this time