—Robin McCormick photo

Bud McQuaker, Cheryl Russman, and Gary Esselink pose in front of an OFA poster at Ag Day on Saturday, May 6, 2023. McQuaker and Russman gave presentations. Esselink is the president of RR Feeder Finance Co-Op and the RR Beef Breeder Finance Co-Op.

—Robin McCormick and Ken Kellar photos

Barbecuers Mike Webb and Kyleigh Ossachuck happily preparing burgers for the “Barbecue To Go.” This free lunch was one of the many activities CMHAFF offered the week of May 1-7 to honour Mental Health Week. Over 400 lunches in a bag were distributed. The event was extremely well attended and […]

–Allan Bradbury photos

Dozens of people gathered at La Place Rendez-Vous for a delicious meal and to raise money to support wet- lands across canada at the annual Ducks Unlimited dinner. Auctioneer Telford Advent made everyone giggle with his antics in effort to raise the bids on auction items.

- Daniel Adam photos

The Muskies Track and Field team took advantage of the warm weather recently to get outside for an internal competition. The events took place on the Muskies sports field, and gave the team a chance to hone their skills and stretch their limits, in preparation for a new season of […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

While the Lakers’ season ended on March 31, the SIJHL season concluded just last week with the Kam River Fighting Walleye taking the Bill Salonen Cup over the Thunder Bay North Stars. The Lakers have jumped out to an active start to their offseason. Fort Frances Lakers defenceman Darnell Kempf […]

- Ken Kellar photos

The 2023 Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts has drawn the curtain on another year, with a spectacular Highlights Concert last week. The Festival is a month-long adjudicated festival, which takes place in a variety of venues across the District. Although it was forced to cancel in 2020, […]

–Allan Bradbury photo

After the whole Northern Ontario region lost a challenge, Walmart Manager Paolo Santos and Front-End Operations Manager Dan Leavens were doused with ice water, along with colleagues from across the region. All of Walmart Canada participated in the challenge and while the Northern Ontario region as a whole wasn’t up […]

- Ken Kellar Photo

Adrianna McCoy was presented with the prestigious Rose Bowl Award, at the Festival Highlights concert, May 2. The award is presented to the most outstanding individual vocalist from the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts, which took place across multiple days and venues across last month. McCoy was […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer

May is Community Living month. On Tuesday morning, workers, residents, and community members gathered to watch the flag raising at the Civic Centre. For Fort Frances and district CEO Ted Scholten, the flag flying on Portage Ave signifies acceptance. “It’s a month to celebrate their inclusion in the community,” he […]

– Ken Kellar photos

It was a full house at the Robert Moore School gymnasium on Saturday, April 29, 2023, for the return of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s Spring Luncheon and High Tea, held this year in honour of the late June Keddie, a former board member and prolific auxiliary volunteer. The […]

–Allan Bradbury photos

A large group of people gathered Tuesday morning to walk from the Fort Frances Senior Centre to the United Native Friendship Centre in memory and in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people. The walk was sponsored by UNFC, Sunset Country Métis, Northwestern Ontario Métis Child […]

—Submitted photo

Sandy Beadle a well known familiar and friendly face at Riverview Hospital retired Friday (April 28th.) Sandy had worked as “executive assistant “ for twenty nine years ( and five years) at an earlier date at Riverside) Sandy turned 65 years old on April 22nd. Sandy was honoured with a […]