“Unbelievable” and “fantastic” was how Carol and Fred Brown described the public response to a fish fry fundraiser Saturday at their Bears Pass residence. More than $17,000 was raised in support of their daughter, Amanda Jerry, 27, who is in Toronto awaiting a double-lung transplant. The fundraiser got off to […]

The Rainy River District School Board is spending $705,000 to install more than 150 new computers at Fort High, 35 new ones in Rainy River High School, and bring Atikokan High School’s total up to 120. The school board is stressing the importance of students getting on-line and familiar with […]

Cell phone service should be up and running in Fort Frances by the end of September, with the rest of the Shabaqua/Rainy River corridor in place by next fall. Originally, the cell phone towers were planned to be up and operational sometime this month. But Vic Prokopchuk, project co-ordinator for […]

Central Avenue residents sat united in the front row of the Civic Centre on Monday night as CN sought approval from council to dig a third trench under the sidewalk to expedite the clean-up of groundwater contaminated with diesel fuel. And they swayed council to delay giving the go-ahead–at least […]

When only CAO Bill Naturkach and Coun. Struchan Gilson showed up for a meeting with CN officials on July 21, Central Avenue residents were skeptical about the support they had from the town. But after Monday’s council meeting, the residents were feeling like there were more people in their corner. […]

Although plans to grow commercial plots of hemp in the district fell through this year, the results from Dryden and Thunder Bay hemp growers seem quite promising. Those fields–all at least 10 acres in size–are growing hemp for grain, Gord Scheifele, the University of Guelph co-ordinator for Northern Ontario research […]

John Rose of Emo doesn’t know what to expect until he arrives in Kosovo with the second group of 250 men of the First Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, which left for the Balkans from Edmonton, Alta. today. The first group of 250 left Edmonton at the end of […]

Kevin Begin of here is one proud dog owner. “Cedar,” his yellow Lab, earned a perfect score of 100 points in the advanced division to win top spot at the Four Paws Retriever Contest held in conjuction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. She beat out “Cabela,” owned by […]

Just one more motorcycle. That’s what Dale Dokuchie was thinking last Thursday when he acquired a second 1948 Harley Davidson 165 “Hummer” for his motorcycle collection. Dokuchie already has several bikes at his Couchiching home, where he’s done the odd automotive repair over the years. “I’ve probably had 15 through […]

Paddling 240 km (150 miles) in a canoe is Bill Halliday’s idea of a summer holiday. The Comox, B.C. native, 64, stopped here last Wednesday on his way across Canada via the old voyageur route from Grand Portage on Lake Superior to Methe Portage near Fort McMurray, Alta. His journey […]

Amanda Jerry came home from Toronto last week to be with family and to “de-stress” from the waiting game she’s been in since May while awaiting a double-lung transplant. At just 27 years of age, and having never smoked, Jerry needs the transplant because of the damage done to her […]

Bell said it’s determined a piece of technology used in the phone system at Bears Pass no longer is compatible with other equipment and will be replaced, hopefully by Christmas. Robert Lindstrom, regional manager of network operations for Bell, said the equipment is part of the same switch that was […]