A law that would require Canadians to carry a visa to enter the United States is one step closer to being quashed. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill amendment last week that would strike out those portions of an immigration bill passed in 1996. That legislation amendment […]

Pat Giles will chair the board of directors of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. for a fourth consecutive year after members agreed to suspend a bylaw that restricts the same person from holding that position for more than three. At its annual general meeting last Thursday at the Emo Legion, […]

Just one month shy of being here two years, Lt. Michael and Wendy Cumben left the area last weekend for a new assignment with the Salvation Army. The young couple and their daughter, Emily, headed for Spring Hill, N.S. on Sunday, about a 90-minute drive from Halifax. “We expected [to […]

A dream Caroline Gagné has had since she was a little girl is about to come true as she prepares to head off to the Miss Canada International Pageant in Toronto in August. Gagné will be representing Fort Frances at the pageant. She said she came across information on the […]

“We had the race. We had the crowd. We had delays.” Those words of Jeff McFayden co-organizer of Sunday’s Sea Doo races on Sand Bay, summed up the event perfectly. Sanctioned by the Jet Sport Association of Manitoba, the inaugural event drew a fair crowd to see the 15 competitors, […]

Adia Huss-Solomon, 17, and Dino Morelli, 15, got off to a good start in the Miss and Mr. Fun in the Sun pageant by taking top honours in the talent portion Sunday night. Huss-Solomon wowed the judges with her guitar and vocal rendition of “You’re Still the One” by Shania […]

“One coat, once, guaranteed” is the motto of Roger Greenhalgh since he became the distributor of a new sealant called “Lifetime.” Currently the only Canadian distributor west of Sudbury to offer “Lifetime,” the Fort Frances man decided he had to be the one to introduce the sealant to the rest […]

When Jackie Champagne said she wanted to open a gas bar and convenience store in Barwick, she said a lot of people laughed at her and told her it wouldn’t survive. But after one year of operation, Champagne and the “Roseberry Runway” are still around–and any critics have stopped laughing. […]

District farmers will get a chance to offer their insights into Canada/U.S. relations to 30 students of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program who will be stopping here July 8-9. The visit is part of the program’s two-week North American study tour. Rainy River District became a stop partially due to […]

Fort Frances CAO Bill Naturkach was named president of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario at its annual general meeting June 17. Naturkach was elected vice-president of the association last year, with the support of Fort Frances mayor and council. From that position, he was appointed […]

After spending nearly a week with their different host families from across Rainy River District, the 11 children from Belarus were reunited Saturday at a picnic at Pither’s Point Park. Organized by the Rainy River Multicultural Association, the picnic was the first organized event in which all the children and […]

After placing second at the Dryden Labatt’s men’s fastball tournament last year, the Sunset Merchants came out on top this time around, dumping the Landmark Alliance 5-1 in the ‘A’ final Sunday afternoon. The Merchants rode the strong pitching of John Desaulniers, and played flawless defence, in downing the Manitoba […]