Lucille Blackjack, 29, a member of Seine River Reserve, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 in Dryden Hospital in Dryden, Ont. She was the youngest in a large family of 13 born to Mary Friday Blackjack and Tom Blackjack on April 9, 1970. She grew up on Seine River […]

Sadly, we announce the passing of Mary Fredrickson at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. on Aug. 9, 1999 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was born Mary Margaret Bowman on Jan. 18, 1930 in Chapple Township to John Nels Bowman and the former Fannie Dorothy […]

In memory of Pai-Nai-Soo-Be-Tung Fred Joseph Copenace, born on August 18, 1938, at Big Grassy First Nation. Died on Sunday, August 8, 1999. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my husband, our father, grandfather, on Sunday, August 8, 1999 at the Rainy River Hospital. Fred […]

With great sadness, the family of Gerald Joseph (Jerry) Tetu of Fort Frances, Ont. mourn his passing. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday morning, Aug. 7, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Fort Frances. He had lived […]

On Aug. 6, 1999 at the age of 97, Alex Lerman, a prominent merchant in Fort Frances, Ont. from 1927-1977, peacefully passed away in his sleep. Alex was born in Russia in 1902. He is survived by his wife, Gert; his daughter, Phyllis Pollock; four grandchildren, Gary (Laura), Randi, Steven […]

Dear editor: We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the people of Barwick and Chapple who showed such fine community spirit in providing all of us with an unforgettable centennial celebration. It was exciting to be welcomed by the attractive signs, introducing the “new” Barwick with its neatly-paved […]

Dear sir: I am writing to express concern over the reviews I have been receiving in regards to the “poor” quality of the entertainment at this year’s “Summer Quest.” As Videon airs the tape of this year’s contest, I continually hear how the singers were “off key” or “should not […]

By Perry Good
Outdoors Pro-Mo

When I arrived at the lake around 9 a.m. the temperatures already had reached 78 F. The forecast called for 95 F plus. There was no wind at all, and as the temperature rose, the anglers who were out disappeared to cooler places. The lake was like a watery desert. […]

Dear sir: It’s a great mystery where is this sharp drop-off in the $700-million industry. This is the future that Mr. Southwick prints in his petition representing the Border Waters Coalition against discrimination in services trade. He is filing with the United States trade rep claiming Ontario has unfairly burdened […]

As a part-time firefighter for more than 12 years, I have responded to many other types of emergencies, including vehicle accidents. The number-one cause of accidental deaths in Canada is vehicle accidents, with trips and falls second. Wearing a seat belt in Ontario is the law! Yet many people still […]

Marjorie Everett, 74, of Pinewood, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. She was born June 30, 1925 in Dalhousie, N.B. to the late Andrew and Greta Mackey. On July 13, 1946, she was united in marriage to George Everett. Marjorie […]

Dear sir: Greetings from Georgetown! My name is Sam Ward. I am originally from the U.S. but have been living up here in Canada for about 12 years now. I am 45 years old and totally blind. I have really only been to the Toronto and Peterborough areas in the […]