Melanie Bodnar, who earned top honours at the annual “Quest for the Best” competition here Friday night, isn’t thinking twice about what she wants to do with her $500 first prize. “I want to use it towards making a [voice] demo tape,” she said Monday night from Winnipeg, where she […]

Donald Young School’s inaugural career fair for students in grades seven and eight last Friday passed the test with flying colours, scoring high marks with both teachers and students. DYS teacher Kim Bolen and principal Nancy Fretter, who organized the fair, were all smiles as students from their school, Sturgeon […]

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is demanding the province keep its promise–or else. But what they’ll do if the province doesn’t has not been discussed yet, AMO president Michael Power said last night from Toronto. “I think what we have to do, to be very blunt, is that we […]

The Little Amik Winter Carnival has come and gone–but what a carnival it was. Heather Herbert, executive director of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, said this year’s edition was an “overwhelming success,” noting many events were filled to capacity. Even new events, like as the cribbage, chess, and Nintendo […]

Costs will be divvied up throughout the district as Rainy River District Ontario Works takes over management of child care, social housing, Family Benefits Allowance, and Ontario Works. And that means some municipalities will be billed for child care even if they don’t have day cares, toy libraries, and resource […]

It’s an off-Broadway musical revue about the best of Broadway. Fort Frances High School’s “Broadway Musical Revue,” which runs today through Friday at 8 p.m. in the J.A. Mathieu Auditorium, will feature songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” and “Tommy” just to name a few. “There’s an awful […]

The Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team had an impressive showing at a tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend, losing 15-8, 12-15, and 11-15 to the Kenora Broncos in the third-place game Saturday. The Muskies’ fourth-place finish in the 12-team tourney impressed co-coach Carolyn Spencer as the Muskies prepare for the […]

Four women enrolled in Confederation College’s International Business course will get an invaluable training lesson in their field when they travel to Mexico at the end of the month. Anita Barker, Lori Godin, Angela Halvorsen, and Patti Jorgensen take the course at the Fort Frances campus through tele-conferencing with the […]

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team finally put it all together–using a strong defensive effort and some hot shooting last weekend to upend the Hillcrest Colts 88-83 in overtime in the consolation final of the Blue Bear Invitational at Fort William Collegiate in Thunder Bay. Bryce Coyle led the Muskies […]

Last Thursday’s meeting here on men’s wellness issues only drew 10 participants but those who did arrive were “very eager to discuss the issues,” the facilitator said. Bill Morgenstern, who helped facilitate the meeting at Huffman School in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, said Fort Frances had one of […]

Although Kathie Jackson was pleased with her 5-4 record and fourth-place showing at the provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts in Kenora last week, she knew she was just a few shots away from finishing much higher. “We curled well but we should have won two more games,” Jackson lamented yesterday […]

It was a quiet visit to Fort Frances for Natural Resource minister John Snobelen–almost. During a question and answer session at a PC fundraising dinner at the Red Dog Inn, the minister to defend the “Land for Life” process. Questions from the floor skirted around the “Lands for Life” round […]