While hockey always takes centre stage in Fort Frances each winter, its importance was heightened even more during Minor Hockey Week held Feb. 2-7. And for all those who have groggily awaken, scraped the ice off the windshield, and trudged off to the local rink for that 6 a.m. game […]

The middle of February–the traditional time for Canadians to book cruises in the exotic Caribbean. But given the lowly Canadian dollar vis-a-vis the American greenback of late, going on a cruise paid for in U.S. funds isn’t all that economical. So Fort Frances Little Theatre is offering local residents a […]

When Don Baldwin and two of his buddies went out for a four-day ice fishing weekend, they came home with much more than just fish stories. While Baldwin, James Lambert, and Greg Alton just had a so-so long weekend of fishing, they managed to haul in a 900-pound moose that […]

It’s tax time. As most adults fumble through their 1997 income tax return, or are still procrastinating about it, a group of students has started learning how to make their money work for them. “What you learn in this course can make you a millionaire.” That’s the catchy subhead of […]

For the first time ever, a Fort Frances Special Olympics curling team will hit the ice in an exhibition game later this month against a squad from Kenora. “Curling so far is a demonstration sport but it will be the next one in line [to be accredited],” Special Olympics community […]

The Rainy River District Municipal Association may have to wait before it sees an independent audit on the Northwestern Health Unit because the Kenora District Municipal Association failed to pass a similar resolution at its annual meeting in Dryden. “That didn’t even come to the floor,” Dryden Mayor Roger Valley, […]

Bar-B-Q Bobs (Kenora) downed tagg’s (Fort Frances) 3-1 to win the ‘A’ crown at the annual Novice hockey tournament last weekend at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. Bryan Wolfe pace the Bobs with two goals while Joelle Charlebois added the other. The tagg’s goal scorer was not available. The Bobs […]

A good safety idea or a colossal waste of money? Students at Fort Frances High School appear split on the public school board’s latest initiative to install security cameras on its buses. Trustees made the decision at the board’s regular meeting here last week. Chair Gord McBride said the cameras […]

The Muskies can solidify their quest for third-place in the league standings with a win here tonight against the Kenora Broncos. Both teams are currently tied for the third spot, each with five wins and 10 points, but the Broncos do have a game in hand on the black-and-gold. Red […]

Nine child victims of the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident will be coming to Rainy River District for six weeks this summer as part of a national Canadian relief effort. Susan Affleck of Rainy River, who works with the local movement of the Canadian Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims […]

The Muskie junior boys’ basketball team continued its winning streak, dumping Mennonite Brethren High School (Winnipeg) by a 61-43 count Saturday in the final of a tournament in Kenora. John Sivonen paced the Muskies with a game-high 30 points and was named the tournament MVP. Evan Woodland added 15 points. […]

Plans are in the advanced stage for the Emo Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show slated Sunday, March 15 from 1-4 p.m. Dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, March 11 from 4-7 p.m. All parents have their instructions indicating what number(s) their child(ren) will be participating in, and what is required […]