Since 2000, the Emo Walleye Classic trophy has been hoisted by the best anglers in the region. Who will see their name added this year?

—Daniel Adam photos

Last year, 31 teams competed in the Emo Walleye Classic. Shawn Brown and Payne Hunter came out on top with 33.18 lbs. So far, tournament organizers are expecting a similar number of teams to compete this year.

– Ken Kellar photo

It isn’t just humans who get excited for a good barbecue, but it helps to know when a grill is just being cleaned rather than being prepared for that night’s cooking. This little American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)didn’t get the memo, apparently. The American red squirrel can live for up […]

–Submitted photo

The Fort Frances Nursery School had an exciting field trip to the Fort Frances Fire Department on Wednesday, May 16, 2023, where they got to see the hall and all the equipment fire fighters use to keep everyone’s homes safe. Following that stop it was time for snacks and playtime […]

—Daniel Adam photos

The Fort Frances Muskies boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their 2023 seasons last week by hosting a tournament on Wednesday, May 10. In their afternoon games against the Beaver Brae Broncos, the girls won 2-0 while the boys tied at one goal apiece. Both teams were in Kenora […]

—Daniel Adam photo

Though the Ontario Senior Games just began last week in District 1B, they’re set to conclude tomorrow. The final event is golf at Heron Landing, 9 a.m. The Sister Kennedy Senior Centre will also be hosting an awards banquet for competitors in the evening.

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The Small Town Mardi Gras held Saturday evening by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society at the Emo-LaVallee Arena was a huge success. Over 400 tickets were sold. Dinner was a traditional meal with jambalaya with rice, jambalaya with chicken and sausage, corn bread, noodles with a sauce and pork. […]

–Robin McCormick photos

Students at Donald Young School in Emo put on a production of Dr. Seuss’s classic story The Lorax on Friday, May 12, 2023. Students from grades two through five took part in the show, either as part of the cast or by lending their time to helping with props, sets […]

—Daniel Adam photo

The Ontario Senior Games began last week in District 1B, with pickleball and contract bridge kicking off the competition in Fort Frances on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The games continue today with Smear this afternoon at the Sister Kennedy Senior Centre, and five-pin bowling in Dryden. Seniors will compete in […]

—Allan Bradbury photo

As the concluding act in the ‘22-’23 Tour De Fort season, Bywater Call filled the Townshend Theatre with the sounds of soulful southern rock. The show featured amazing vocals from singer Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes’ guitar solos were big highlight.

– Ken Kellar photo

Pizza Pizza is the newest restaurant in Fort Frances, located in the heart of the downtown core, and the staff at the restaurant were all smiles during their opening day on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Pizza Pizza also sells by the slice in order to accommodate those downtown workers who […]

–Allan Bradbury photo

Nash Dolyny jumps while classmates turn the rope for him. Last week during Education Week students at J. W. Walker School in Fort Frances participated in Jump Rope for Heart a program that raises funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Students have the option to raise money […]