What is it that makes the Fort Frances Bass Championship the big hullabaloo that it is? Is it the $25,000 first prize? Not really. While that seems like a lot of money for three days of fishing, weigh master Lionel Roberts said other tournaments offer much bigger prizes. “Money wise, […]

Construction on the auditorium hasn’t even started but the project already is estimated to come in at almost $800,000 more than town council approved. And that has council prompted council to bring C.A. Ventin architect John Croker to its next regular meeting Aug. 10 to get some answers about the […]

It’s looking like Canadians won’t have to wade through paperwork to cross the border after the U.S. Senate last week voted 99-0 to pass a bill that kills a previous one requiring all aliens to fill out forms at Customs before entering and leaving the country. But the House of […]

A worthy cause took centre stage Saturday afternoon under the big tent at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship as more than $23,000 was raised in support of cancer research during the district’s first “Cops for Cancer” fundraiser. The “shave-off” saw some 30 participants brave the clippers in front of […]

It was a chance for farmers and those just interested in agriculture to share ideas and innovations during Monday’s crop tour staged by the local Soil and Crop Improvement Association. It kicked off three miles north of Barwick in a field owned by Lyle Wheatley. About dozen people were on […]

Fort Frances ratepayers facing a huge tax hike due to the province’s market value reassessment will see some relief over the next four years as town council opted to “phase in” that increase. Council voted Monday night to “phase in” the increase for any residential ratepayers facing more than an […]

A group of Watten residents is scrambling to collect dollars from property owners there to pay off the $3,252 bill the unincorporated township owes for the enhanced 9-1-1 emergency service. But the problem is the group has no way to make people pay–and the bill, which was due in January, […]

The Communications, Energy and Papermakers union is contemplating what to do with members at Abitibi-Consolidated’s Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivieres after the two striking locals there voted to go back to work before a new contract was negotiated. That could mean denying them access to the joint bargaining pact as CEP […]

A privately-owned aircraft made an emergency landing, then caught fire, shortly after taking off Friday from a private airstrip in Morson Township. The single-engine Piper Cherokee plane was owned by a U.S. resident, who was the pilot. He and the other person on board managed to exit the plane safely […]

With most anglers grumbling under the tent the night before the derby began about the trouble they were having catching smallmouth bass while pre-fishing, Joe Thrun said he couldn’t believe they weren’t catching fish. Thrun and his partner, Jim Moynagh, both from the Minneapolis area, enjoyed an impressive pre-fish on […]

An enhanced friendship and fond memories of Canadian culture were two of the treasures Judith Steenvoorde took home to Holland on Sunday after a five-week visit with penpal Janelle McQuaker of Stratton. The two girls, both 18, had never met in person prior to Steenvoorde’s trip here last month but […]

“Please . . . help me find my twin.” The plea comes from “Tom,” 59, who recently discovered he was separated at birth from his twin brother–a brother he believes might be living in Rainy River District. “Tom” said he first learned he may have a twin living in the […]