An investigation into Saturday’s airplane mishap on Lakeland Bay (Rainy Lake) is still continuing but the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has pretty much ruled out mechanical failure for causing the plane to tip over. The 10-seater, single-engine Otter float plane, owned by Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways Ltd., flipped over […]

Saturday was a bad day for flying across Northwestern Ontario, with three other plane accidents happening in the area. Two of the three occurred near Atikokan, including one that involved a privately-owned Cessna 180 trying to take off from Steep Rock Lake just before noon. The Transportation Safety Board of […]

The Muskie girls’ soccer team heads into this weekend’s NorWOSSA playoffs here as the top seed after finishing 3-0-1 at a tournament last week in Kenora. The girls opened play Wednesday with a 6-0 drubbing over Dryden, paced by goals from Laureen Cousineau (two), Lynn Pollard, Lindy Holt, Tanya Hughes, […]

Emo and the surrounding area is being asked to come up with more than $500,000 to help upgrade the hospital there to handle the 12 long-term care beds slated to be transferred from Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances next April 1. Representatives from the surrounding townships, local […]

The Muskie girls soccer team have proven to be the class of NorWOSSA so far this season, finishing atop the standings after two tournaments and now head into this weekend’s playoff as the number-one seed. But head coach Struchan Gilson knows full well the playoffs are a much different story–recalling […]

After weeks of hoping for rain, area farmers learned last week you have to be careful what you wish for. Much of the district was pounded by heavy rainfall Friday night, causing drainage ditches to overflow and the La Vallee River to spill its banks over Highway 11/71. Gary Sliworsky, […]

Eight junior members of the Aquanauts competed at the Spring Sprint meet in Warroad on Saturday, with assistant coach Karl Gunderson saying all of them swam “very well.” “It was a fun meet for the kids, and it was good because it was a short trip that took just a […]

Calling them “future members,” Kitchen Creek golf pro Gord Workum taught almost 80 youngsters some of the finer points of the game during the first lesson of the Junior Swing class Monday night. After being rained out the previous two weeks, Workum, along with five other instructors, finally had the […]

Since winning their first three games of tournament play to start the soccer season, the Muskie boys’ team has dropped four of its last five games and now head into this weekend’s NorWOSSA playoffs with plenty of questions. “We had trouble offensively [last week in Kenora],” admitted assistant coach Jason […]

Susie Grynol, female novice national trampolinist, returned to Fort Frances on Monday feeling tired but fulfilled after competing in the national championships in Montreal. The Ontario team finished first in Canada, with Grynol placing sixth in Ontario. More than 200 national-level athletes from Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, […]

Sam Piccinato, Sherri Redford, and Rick and Andrew Stamarski were the big winners last Wednesday night at the banquet for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night bowling leagues. Piccinato walked off with six individual awards, including high average (232) in the Tuesday men’s league, men’s high single flat (357) and […]