Local school boards may have two more bills on their plates as Fort Frances explores whether it can charge for both crossing guards and election fees. At its regular meeting Monday night, council directed administration to look into whether the town could recuperate any of these expenses. Mayor Glenn Witherspoon […]

Lt.-Gov. Hilary M. Weston made a whirlwind visit to Fort Frances last Thursday, the second-last stop on her tour of Northern Ontario. Joined by her husband, Galen, and daughter, Alannah, Lt.-Gov. Weston visited a day care centre at Couchiching, listened to drums at the United Native Friendship Centre here, and […]

Church Street residents say they will band together to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board town council’s decision Monday night to approve Safeway’s plans for expansion here. But that move could mean money out of their own pockets as each appeal carries a $125 price tag. “And sometimes, depending on […]

Tours of the new oriented strand board mill proved to be the most popular part of Voyageur Panel’s grand-opening celebrations held yesterday in Barwick. By the end of the day, well over 500 people had their chance to see how OSB was made. In fact, about an hour into the […]

Emo and area residents will have the chance to receive local dental care again next month–something they haven’t had access to since Dr. James Singer left town three months ago. Fort Frances dentists Dr. Brent Danylchuk and Dr. Mike Gerstner, co-owners of the Fort Frances Dental Centre, have decided to […]

When you get right down to it, it’s kind of like working with Legos. That’s the best way to describe the “Blue Max” system, noted Telford Advent of ETA Contracting. He and his partner, Eddy Tetu, set up shop in Stratton in May and are now building their first home […]

There’s some good news for district beef farmers–prices are up. And unless there’s a huge jump in the number of cattle introduced to the market, prices are expected to stay put. For a while, anyway. “We’re anticipating a good fall,” said Bill Black with Canfax, the marketing arm of the […]

With the top two teams in the Women’s Borderland Soccer Association going head-to-head in last Wednesday’s final, it had all the makings of a spirited, high-tempo matchup. And that’s exactly what happened as Causeway, who finished first during the regular season, hung on for an exciting 3-2 victory over defending […]

River District Municipal Association members have more questions than answers about the $218 per household cost municipalities are going to be billed for policing starting Jan. 1. Now the RRDMA executive is hoping an OPP rep will be able to provide a clearer picture of what’s ahead at its annual […]

Dean Patrow, 41, of Fort Frances defeated U.S. champ John Ford in the Masters under 319-pound division at the Drug Free World Powerlifting Championships on Sunday in Taber, Alta. Patrow finished with a 1,660-pound lift total, based on a 680-pound squat lift, a 395 bench lift, and a 585-pound deadlift. […]

Terry Ogden has been a fixture behind the Muskie hockey team’s bench for the past 18 years, crafting a winning tradition here on the ice that goes unsurpassed on the NorWOSSA circuit. But during last Tuesday’s session of the week-long tryout camp at Memorial Arena, Ogden gave word to assistant […]

With a new head coach, an earlier training camp and an abundance of spots left open by graduating players, there’s no doubt the Muskie hockey team will bolster a new look this season. And with that new look, the black-and-gold are hoping for a sharp turnaround that saw them bounced […]