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 […]

Riverside Health Care Facilities is refusing to say why former CEO Paul Brown has been replaced by Liz Clark, its assistant executive director of patient services. Riverside announced abruptly yesterday that Clark would take over the helm as acting CEO until the position was filled permanently. “The board has struck […]

Bidding was strong and prices were high as close to 950 head of cattle moved through the Stratton sales yard Saturday at the second-annual spring sale held by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association. Buyers’ row was close to full when the sale started, with the first head of cattle being […]

Council decided meters weren’t the answer but the town is still working on a plan to free up more parking spaces along Scott Street for shoppers. Now it’s hoping signs directing the public to the town-owned parking lots, as well as making information available as to their use, will work. […]

KBHW Radio in International Falls will hold a charity auction at the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall there to raise support specifically for the physical needs of its building and radio maintenance. “The facility has served us extremely well in the 15 years of our existence,” noted station manager Bruce […]

Kim Jo Calder, manager of the Emo Research Station, has taken every advantage of the early spring, with many of the cereal crops for her performance trials already in the ground there. Calder started seeding the middle of last week although she said the ground was worked up and ready […]

The fire department here could see some trimming as part of the town’s offer of golden handshakes to those employees within 10 years of retirement. While he wouldn’t reveal how many firefighters were eligible for the early retirement option, Fort Frances CAO Bill Naturkach assured the community would not be […]

St. George’s Anglican Church Mission House has a special thanks to the many people who have donated such excellent quality clothing and household articles to its thrift shop. They also acknowledge the many regular patrons who support their weekly sales, noting the response of donors and buyers alike has been […]

With one officer transferred and the other unable to work due to medical reasons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has decided to close up its “storefront” office in Fort Frances. And it may never reopen. Sgt. Bob Grinstead, of the Thunder Bay RCMP detachment, said the move to pull down […]