Michael McFayden, 26, of Nestor Falls, Ont., passed away accidentally on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997 at Katamiagamak Lake, Nestor Falls, Ont. Michael was born Sept. 8, 1970 in Fort Frances, Ont. He graduated from Fort Frances High School and then went on to Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont., where […]

Bertha Margaret Hyatt, 97, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997. She was born April 23, 1900 to the late Francis and Sara Jane Leeson. Bertha was born and raised in Rainy River District, and took […]

It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997. She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war. She was united in […]

To the editor: While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?” I said, “We’re halfway there.” She said, “Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at […]

Dear sir: Quick reaction by a group of residents, fishermen and passers-by averted what could have turned into a major fire on Clearwater Lake on Thursday, Aug. 7 around 2 p.m. We live on the lake at Sunny Cove, about three miles up the lake from the government dock. Our […]

Town council is wasting its time grappling with a decision on whether to allow questions on charitable gaming halls and the municipal bus on the ballot in November. On the gaming issue, it appears the people’s decision will be moot because the province intends to award casinos to companies next […]

Mrs. Marguerite Lichtenstein passed away peacefully at Pioneer Ridge Home for the Aged on Aug. 19, 1997 after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 3, 1922 in Moose Jaw, Sask., she grew up in Fort Frances and married Richard Lichtenstein on June 1, 1946. Following this, they moved to Atikokan, where […]

In loving memory of James Quenton Falconer, who passed away Aug. 17, 1997 at Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, Ont. James is survived by his loving wife, Edna (nee Parks); his sons, Jim (Barbara) of Edmonton, Alta., and Paul (and friend, Donna) of Red Deer, Alta.; daughter, Janette […]

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk. She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David […]

Doug Kelly, 52, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1997. He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sabaskong First Nation to the late Jim and Marion Kelly. Doug had lived all of his life in Sabaskong, […]

All along we’ve been told to be patient. To wait and see. To avoid making wild speculations until all the numbers are in. Preliminary numbers, even when prepared by people who are supposed to know what they’re doing, were brushed aside by shocked town councils, which weren’t eager to let […]

The motto of the Scouts is, “Be prepared!” It’s something we should all take to heart. The Pearl of the Orient is always prepared. “Take a bath and change your underwear. You never know we might be in a car accident,” she’s cautioned me before many a motor trip. However, […]