With a history spanning 75 years, the Fort Frances Horticultural Society is no stranger to change and growth–evident of late in both its meeting format and membership popularity. Meetings, held the fourth Monday of each month from March to October, have had an extra emphasis put on learning, society president […]

While there certainly is no argument over the fact that dry conditions have prevailed here this summer, at least two local “green thumbs” are doing very little complaining about it. And given that both of them scored top points in the local horticultural society’s annual Flower and Vegetable show last […]

Frustration levels have peaked, with transition teams members refusing to meet further until the premier puts a hold on all the downloading. A letter penned by Terry Mundell, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and co-chair of both transition teams, went to Premier Mike Harris yesterday but the […]

The Muskie girls’ alumni soccer team took advantage of a strong first-half wind to score three times–all by forward Keira Main–in a 4-1 victory here Friday night over last season’s squad. The wind seemed to dictate the territorial play at the Westfort field, with the alumni squad controlling field position […]

A severe lack of rain over most of the district for much of this summer has area farmers looking for water–both for their crops and for themselves. Drought-like conditions have dried much of the countryside up like a bone, and rural residents are starting to feel its effects. “A few […]

It doesn’t hurt to surf the ’Net when you’re looking for summer athletic camps. Just ask Karen Harris of Crozier., a six foot tall athlete of here, would certainly agree. Harris, 17 and standing six feet tall, spent a fair portion of her summer attending a volleyball camp in Nebraska […]

Don’t be surprised if you see about 150 people walking, running, or biking on Highway 621 from Sleeman to Bergland this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be celebrating the pioneers who moved to Bergland from Minnesota in 1907, and […]

After winning the past two Kitchen Creek Classic men’s titles, and fresh off earning honourary all-American honours at a U.S. national golf tournament in Tulsa, Okla., it’s quite clear Gareth Payne knows how to compete under pressure. And now Payne will be looking to handle the pressure of winning his […]

It’s looking like the Corporation of the Township of Lake of the Woods may be a New Year’s baby as McCrosson-Tovell and Morson move to amalgamate for Jan. 1. In the process, the new township would annex a large part of the unincorporated area on Lake of the Woods in […]

Tagg’s, who sit atop the local men’s soccer league, went into last weekend’s “Borderland Ball Blast ’97” tourney stressing defence. And it paid off. After reeling off three straight shutouts, Tagg’s held Peach Valley (Dryden) scoreless through regulation time and the 10-minute overtime in Sunday’s final before winning the game […]

It all began five years ago when Carol Booth of Devlin received a phone call from London, England. She never expected it would be from her half-sister, Margaret Getty, whom she hadn’t seen in more than three decades. Eventually, Getty decided to take a two-week vacation to Canada for her […]

The Fort Frances Blue Jays brought home bronze medals after placing third in their division at the Ontario Special Olympics Summer Games in Chatham last weekend. The local team finished with one win against a pair of losses in three games. Danny Smith and Larry Flatt both homered in the […]