Dear sir: So, after much designing and re-designing, we have a new facility with “state of the art equipment”–the theatre called Townshend Theatre. This is great for our town. I was happy to see Natalie MacMaster is coming back to our town, and that she will be playing at the […]

Dear sir: Re: Student shuttle bus (Daily Bulletin, Sept. 2, 1999). How very thoughtful for the Business Improvement Area to provide a shuttle service for students at the new high school complex. Ironically, the BIA seems ready to shell out dollars to bring students away from school to hang out […]

Dear editor: At a time when victims of tobacco products are aggressively and successfully using a multi-billion-dollar tobacco industry, I can’t imagine why any province, school board, or college would expose itself to an equally aggressive court action. The article, “Battle over smoking smoldering at college,” in last Wednesday’s Fort […]

It’s been more than a decade since I first heard him speak on the changing demographics of aging. He was a young man but his wisdom was old. For me, that speech was a life-changing event. His name was Ken Dychtwald. And in my excitement, I imagined having him appear […]

Most walleye anglers are familiar with plastic-bodied jigs like the Foxee or Lipstick. These jigs have subtle action bodies and are excellent finesse jigs. But the plastic bodies I have in mind have larger bodies–and much more tail action. Plastic baits are productive year ’round but I really like them […]

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bernadette Dauphinais (nee Armstrong) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999. Bernadette was born June 23, 1911 and raised mostly in the Stratton area of Ontario. Most recently, she was a resident of the Villa Nova Seniors […]

Russell Ash, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Kelowna, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999. Russell was a longtime resident of Fort Frances, Ont., where he attended grade school and high school. He played hockey and baseball at a younger age, and was an avid sports fan. During the […]

Lillian Sarah Becker, 96, passed away peacefully in the CCU at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 6, 1999. Lillian was born July 26, 1903 in South Shields, England to the late William and Sarah Carter. On Dec. 10, 1925, she was united in marriage […]

Nicholas Leek, 77, of Crozier, Ont., passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999. He was born Dec. 10, 1921 in Holland to the late Pieter and Katharina (Kramer) Leek. On Feb. 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Katherina (Groot) and together, two weeks later, they emigrated […]

Hilda Main, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., surrounded by her family and close friends, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 10, 1918 to the late John and Anna Clark in Haille Cumberland, England, Hilda […]

Tom Logan, 82, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. He was born Oct. 14, 1916 in Lorlie, Sask. to the late John and Amy Logan. Tom grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan, working on farms, tending horses, […]

Dear sir: My name is Joey Lee and I am 12 years-old. For the past several months, my step-brother, David, and I have been looking forward to entering the “Bassin for Bucks” bass tournament in Sioux Narrows, along with my uncle, Rob McNay, and my step-dad, Rod Halliday. We spent […]