Are you ready to put on your dancing shoes and get into the swing of things? No? Well, you still have some time to sign up. The Fort Dance Studio is putting its best foot forward for a Sept. 13 launch. Although registration is slated Aug. 11 and 18 at […]

The Salvation Army has always been about helping out, and this year’s Pan Am Games in Winnipeg are no exception. Anne Johnstone of here was among more than 50 volunteers representing Salvation Army corps in Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. From Monday through Thursday of last week, Johnstone, who only learned […]

“I don’t want to knock anybody–I want change.” Wayne Lax of Kenora, after spending 25 years haunted by alcoholism, extensive drug therapy, and more than 80 shock treatments, is now taking a stand against impaired driving. But it’s not specifically drinking and driving he has his sights on–Lax said patients […]

Tristen and Jackson Lippert don’t know much about the Allan Cup but there is one thing they do know–their grandfather’s name is on it. The boys and their parents travelled here from Kitchener, Ont. just to attend the A&A hockey camp (named for Mike and Dave Allison) at Memorial Arena […]

In an effort to help both the federal and provincial governments in the border water dispute with Minnesota, a “Conservation Coalition for Ontario’s Resources” has been formed here. “We want the government to know we’ll stand behind them,” said committee member Neil Wiens of Thunder Bay, chair Zone ‘B’ of […]

Mike Lang has seen his share of gymnasts over the years, and has incurred a bevy of experiences along the way. He likes to look over the past 25 years with a sense of satisfaction at having established a good rapport with both the athletes and their parents. For Lang, […]

A full house welcomed Chapple’s reeve and council with thunderous applause as the township officially kicked off its centennial celebrations last Friday. Dignitaries from surrounding district communities, as well as both the federal and provincial governments, mingled with the crowd under the roof of Barwick’s former curling rink. Norm Hyatt, […]

After being cancelled late last week, the women’s local soccer tournament is on again as part of this weekend’s “Borderland Ball Blast ’99” with the surprise addition of a Dryden team. But organizer Caroline Spencer warned as quickly as the tournament was reinstated, it can be axed again if Dryden […]

With several new coaches and a brand new system in place, the Muskie football program will undergo plenty of changes this coming season. But what the coaching staff hopes won’t change is their ability to win. Just 25 players from last year’s squad, which compiled an impressive 5-1 record (including […]

Alex and Tom Anderson took the early lead and kept it, finishing well ahead of the competition in the “Mighty Manitou to Booming Barwick Canoe Race” on Sunday afternoon. Paddling a “freighter, not a racer,” the brothers quickly pulled ahead of the 18 other teams registered in the event, held […]

Both Jim Brow and Pat Giles first got their start in swimming by taking a keen interest in their children’s activities many years ago. Now, that interest has culminated in both finding themselves at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg this week as official timers for swimming events. Both stressed […]

What do you say after the event you’ve spent nine years planning for finally comes and goes? If you’re the Chapple heritage committee, that word would be “wow.” Committee member Rilla Race said she was astounded by the number of people who took part in the township’s centennial celebrations over […]