Having a flair for the dramatics, the Emo Bulldogs repeated as champs of Kakabeka Falls fastball tournament Sunday afternoon with a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Dryden Husky. Catcher Wayne Strachan delivered the game-winning hit–and RBI single that scored Warren Voth from second–in the bottom of the seventh inning. Voth, […]

Hopes of having concrete plans for a new Canada Customs facility in Fort Frances by the end of summer are dashed after a meeting yesterday between the town and local MP Robert Nault. Nault, who also met with Abitibi-Consolidated here yesterday, originally thought the architectural designs and drawings had been […]

Locating a lost child can be a difficult and very stressful task–when every second seems like an eternity. But it doesn’t have to be. The Child Find-Fort Frances committee has been working hard since late last year to raise awareness of its program, which is aimed at helping police should […]

There was an overwhelming sense of deja-vu as I stepped into the Rainy Lake Hotel’s dining room to meet with the members of “See Spot Run” last Tuesday before their concert in the lounge. Visually, the band hasn’t changed much since the first time I interviewed them in the fall […]

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission said it will not take action against Bell regarding phone service at Bear’s Pass because no one there has filed a written complaint. Martha Wilson, the CRTC commissioner for Ontario, said last Friday that all complaints regarding telecommunications are logged in their computer system–and […]

After seven years of exploring mineral properties in Rainy River District, Toronto-based Nuinsco Resources Ltd. will step into a new phase early next month when it kicks off the “#17 Zone Bulk Sample Advanced Exploration Project.” The $1.8-million venture will facilitate the removal of 1,500 tons of gold zone rock […]

It’s been quite a summer so far for Dobi Frenette. Not only is the Couchiching band member heading off to Hawaii early next month to attend a world conference on indigenous peoples, she is to receive a prestigous award in Vancouver today. Frenette, a 22-year-old student at Laurentian University in […]

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. was given $50,000 in FedNor funding this year and next to maintain its office in Rainy River. The office there had opened its doors last year, with Dan Wright hired as an additional economic development officer. Local MP Robert Nault said yesterday he believed […]

If you’re going to spend 160-plus days together in a canoe going across Canada, make sure you do it with someone you know really well. It was a piece of advice from Carrie McGown, 23, and Martha Mortson, 24, a pair of recent graduates from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, […]

Last Friday afternoon in Rainy River, about 50 dignitaries from Steinbach to Atikokan gathered at the birthplace of the Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota (M.O.M.’s) Way to officially open what’s being pitched as an alternate route between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. A consultant who looked at the idea identified a potential for increased traffic […]

The same day the Times published an article concerning phone problems at Bear’s Pass, Melanie Kozik was faced with a business emergency because hers didn’t work. Kozik’s husband, Kim, owns a refrigeration business in Fort Frances. He was installing a new air-conditioning system at Rainycrest Home for the Aged here […]

With the old Fort Frances High School on First Street East now closed, and much of its equipment and furnishings already moved out to the “multi-use” facility at Westfort, it may not be long before new ventures pop up at the centrally-located property. “It’s been declared surplus and it’s been […]