Scalacs Inc. is interested in setting up a plant to recycle small wire from the North American mid-west, and Rainy River District has caught their eye. Company reps toured district communities last week, said Geoff Gillon, community investment manager at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. “They’re looking for a […]

Almost two dozen local residents will be going bald this weekend–but all for a worthy cause. The “Cops for Cancer” shave-off, being held in conjunction with the annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, is slated Saturday at 1 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Most of […]

Anyone attending the annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship this weekend may notice local striking mill workers won’t be picketing near the Sorting Gap Marina. CEP Locals 92 and 306 have agreed to remove the signs from the south side of the Shevlin woodyard along Front Street for the duration […]

Local car enthusiasts filled the parking lot at Causeway Pontiac here Sunday morning awaiting the arrival of the “Great River Road Ramble.” And when the first vintage car arrived–a 1965 Buick Wildcat belonging to Corwin and Kay Stephen of Ames, Iowa–the crowd was not disappointed. Fort Frances was just the […]

The visiting children from Belarus began their fourth week in Rainy River District at something many of them were not familiar with–summer camp. Joining the United Church Intergenerational Camp at Sunny Cove, the Belarussian youngsters quickly got into the swing of things Saturday, participating in activities and making new friends. […]

Fort High graduate Nathan Wong has been proclaimed a “McMaster Scholar”–and earned a $25,000 scholarship from the university located in Hamilton. Valued at $6,250 a year over four years, the scholarship only is offered to five students across Canada each year. Wong’s OAC average of 98.8 percent garnered him one […]

More than a dozen people from Atikokan to Rainy River confronted public school board trustees at last night’s committee of the whole meeting here to push for an independent travel study before making changes to the busing system. At their regular board meeting in June, trustees adopted the policies of […]

Jack Thompson fired a 75 to earn a two-stroke victory over Tom Bennett in a seniors’ tournament last Wednesday at Kitchen Creek Golf Course. Bennett’s 77 was the low gross score in the championship flight, one stroke better than Freddie Beck and Grant Green. Dick Burnett had the low net […]

Fruit is abundant at this time of year and while a wide selection of the tasty morsels sit waiting for buyers at the grocery store, many area residents probably would contend nothing beats berries fresh off the vine. With berry-picking season ultimately comes jam time–getting those ice cream pails full […]

“Teaching the art of diving since 1978,” the Blue H20 Sports Inc. was back in Fort Frances last week to train a new batch of scuba diving enthusiasts. The Northern Ontario unit of the Port Coquitlam-based company was offering a scuba diving course here for the fifth year. The other […]

If a disaster was to happen in Fort Frances, how quickly would the public be alerted? George Wood brought this issue up at the July 13 town council meeting. “I’ve been quite concerned about the emergency broadcast system currently in use at the radio station,” he said. Prior to picking […]

The Thunder Bay Flyers yesterday announced local scout Shane Baker will be part of their full-time staff for the upcoming season. Baker, who will be responsible for players in the Northwestern Ontario region, joins Mark Pugliese (Thunder Bay), Rod McKenzie (Terrace Bay), Dwight Degiacomo (Minneapolis), Alan Young (Winnipeg), and Scott […]