Due to the vast distance teams in NorWOSSA must travel for their games, students on the various Muskie squads miss a significant amount of class time during the year. Reducing the time high school athletes spend out of the classroom was one of the main topics up for discussion at […]

A pair of Muskie cheerleaders put an emphatic end to another season earlier this month, performing on a cruise ship that took them to the Cayman Islands. While the Caribbean is a far cry from their usual surroundings inside the confines of gymnasiums in Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba, Melissa Hagen […]

Area tourists camp owners were left pondering how changes coming down from government would effect how they run their businesses in the future. At last Thursday’s meeting of the North Western Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA) in Nestor Falls, those on hand wrestled with a multitude of changes on everything from […]

The proposal hasn’t gotten the official nod yet but people are starting to be selected to sit on the District Social Services Administrative Board. Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon, who is president of the Rainy River District Municipal Association, said municipalities across the district were being asked to choose someone […]

“Working together as a community” is the theme for National Police Week, which the district OPP will be celebrating May 10-16. Cst. Mark Boileau, community service officer with the Fort Frances OPP, said police are hoping the event will create stronger ties between the OPP and community. “What we want […]

About 1,500 people walked through the Fort Frances Curling Club on Saturday to check out the 1998 Lifestyles Expo, surpassing organizers’ expectations for turnout. Committee chairwoman Erma Armit, who had hoped for 1,000 people, declared it an overwhelming success. “We’re very thrilled,” she said Monday. “As tired as I was […]

If Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s annual appreciation dinner last Wednesday night was any indication, volunteerism is alive and well in Rainy River District. More than 125 district residents attended the celebration upstairs at the Legion, which this year honoured 10 individuals and one grade eight class for their contributions to […]

A cellular phone service could be up and running throughout the Rainy River District by September as Fort Frances looks to hook up with five partners to operate the service. And that could mean an estimated revenue of $300,000-$400,000 for the town within its sixth year of operation. Mayor Glenn […]

Connie Cuthbertson’s dream of having her own store will be realized tomorrow when she opens the doors of “Northwoods Gallery and Gifts” to the public. Located in the old Murray’s building at 277 Scott St., the store’s opening is slated to kick off at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by […]

The service is slated to transfer to Kenora next month but local residents are making 11th-hour pleas to keep the ambulance dispatch here. Devlin resident Lee Ann Arden wondered if, in an emergency situation, people would be calm enough to give an ambulance dispatcher, unfamiliar with the area, clear directions […]

The Northwest Catholic District School Board has announced the first round of casualties from the ministry’s new funding model, declaring 4.75 teaching positions as surplus. The decision was made at Saturday’s regular board meeting in Dryden, during which the 1998-99 preliminary budget, which predicted a $117,000 shortfall, was presented to […]

The Muskie football team and its Touchdown booster club plan to make renovations to Westfort field beginning in September. The plans, though still in the infant stage, include installing a new water irrigation system and building a storage facility for the players’ equipment. Construction of a new press box and […]