So far, 2001 has been receiving mixed reviews from crop farmers across the district. Heavy rains last week compounded a tough year for seed farmers according to Purity Seeds owner Larry Lamb. A number of seed growers who sell their crops to Lamb have been reporting poor yields this year […]

Pither’s Point beach here is still off-limits to swimmers after routine samples taken by the Northwestern Health Unit found dangerous levels of bacteria. The beach was closed for the first time last Thursday and remains closed after follow-up samples–taken Saturday–found the bacteria count was still high. “Samples that we’ve taken […]

Preparations for Muskie football and hockey tryouts will be taking place all this week, with both springing into action next Monday (Aug. 13). The football coaching staff has player and family information packages available for pick up at the high school during office hours (Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. […]

The Fort Frances Horticultural Society is seeing who’s got the best “green thumb” when it stages its annual flower and vegetable show tomorrow. Running from 2-8 p.m. at the Robert Moore auditorium, organizers are hoping exhibitors once again will get creative since this year’s theme is “Storybook Gardens.” “The theme […]

Several northwestern Ontario communities remain cut off as roads are flooded or washed out following Tuesday’s storms. Near Morson water is running through Highway 621, what used to be the only access road to the community, and the four-foot culvert there has washed away. “We’re cut off because of the […]

Crews are still working around the clock to contain and remove about 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel dumped in to Rainy Lake after Wednesday night’s Rocky Inlet train accident. Yesterday morning a boom line was set out a few metres from shore to contain the spill on the surface of […]

Devlin has been a hubbub of activity yesterday and today as residents there literrally pick up the pieces after yesterday’s storm. As pieces of barns and houses dot fields north and south of the community residents, volunteers, contractors, hydro crews and CN Rail crews had converged on the area to […]

The Northwestern Health Unit has declared Pither’s Point unsafe for swimming for the first time this season after high bacterial counts were discovered during routine beach sampling. “At Pither’s Point it’s just the usual due to the heavy rains,” Fort Frances public health inspector Dave Coats explained this morning. “It […]

A train that went crashing off the tracks about 25 km east of Fort Frances Wednesday night may have spilled up to 2,500 gallons of diesel into Rainy Lake. “Last night, it happened around 9 p.m., we had a spill of diesel fuel and some of went into the lake,” […]

A surprise phone call Tuesday evening from former Emo Calvary Baptist Pastor Ken Seburn of Flin Flon was welcomed. “The family is all well,” noted Seburn, I am just phoning to inquire about Emo Fall Fair dates. We are going to be in that area attending a camp, and visiting […]

OPP have now released the name of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in the early morning hours yesterday. Nathan Edward Macdonald was found severely wounded at about 3 a.m. yesterday morning in the back yard of 1024 Webster Ave., part of an apartment complex on the corner […]

This past Sunday, July 29, twenty members of the Horticultural Society had a special treat. First, was a visit to Don and Sharon’s Strom’s home in Blackhawk to view the beautiful gardens and landscaping. Sharon led the tour, answering many questions about the perennials she grew in her gardens. Even […]