- Allan Bradbury photos

The Fort Frances High School graduating class of 2023 took their walk across the stage at the Fort Frances Memorial Sports Complex last Thursday night. The arena was full of family and friends who greeted the students and acknowledged their accomplishments. FFHS vice-principal Dan Bird was the Master of Ceremonies […]

– Allan Bradbury and Ken Kellar photos

There was no shortage of fun to be had across the Rainy River District on Saturday, July 1, 2023, for Canada Day. Those in Fort Frances saw the annual parade, as well as activities as the Point park and La Place Rendez-Vous, while the fairgrounds in Emo were turned into […]

– Ken Kellar photos

Hallett Brewing held a successful soft opening on Saturday, July 1, 2023, welcoming eager patrons for the first time to try out beer on tap or in cans, tasty snacks, or to grab some Hallett Brewing merchandise. Owners Andrew (top left) and Tanya (bottom left) Mueller have been hard at […]

It’s not hard to find your silly face when you’re out enjoying a hot summer Canada Day at the Point Park, as these youngsters can attest. Activities for the holiday took part across the district, from the Canada Day parade and subsequent activities at the Point in Fort Frances, to […]

- Ken Kellar and Allan Bradbury photos

Canada’s birthday bash was a huge success, with a pancake breakfast, parade, and kids activities at the Point. The day was capped off with a fireworks display. The day involved a variety of partners, including Beyak Automotive, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Town of Fort Frances and others.

– Ken Kellar photo

Sarah Noonan of La Place Rendez-Vous pulled the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club’s All-Cruise Trip of the Month draw for July this morning. Nathan Svoboda of Fort Frances is the winner of a British Isles cruise, valued at $4,600. Next month’s draw will be for a Western […]

– Daniel Adam photos

The Standard Insurance, located at the Senic River Mall in Fort Frances, held a grand opening ribbon cutting and barbecue on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Deputy mayor Mike Behan was on hand to cut the ribbon alongside branch manager Kasey Beaush- ene, and visitors were then able to grab a […]

–Allan Bradbury and Ken Kellar photos

A little bit of rainy couldn’t put a damper on Couchiching First Nation’s annual Powwow this past weekend. While Friday. June 23, 2023’s events went ahead outside at the powwow grounds, the rainy weather forced a move inside to the Couchiching Bingo Palace for Saturday and Sunday’s events, where energy […]

- Melissa Gushulak photo

The Rainy Lake Square was the backdrop for this year’s Mini King and Queen contest. The 2023 Mini King and Mini Queen were chosen by a panel of judges, following an interview session. The competition was close, but Bryson and Bristol emerged as the winners by the end of the […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

A special collaborative project has brought a brand-new, but traditionally-made birchbark canoe to Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre to serve as a showpiece and symbol of reconciliation for years to come. In a special ceremony held at the centre, also known as Manitou Mounds, on Thursday, June 22, 2023, students from Algonquin […]

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron recently had its Annual Ceremonial Review. The event is a night to award excellence and grant promotions within the organization. The following is a list of this year’s award recipients: Marksmanship Team: WO2 DeGagne C, WO2 Batiuk, Cpl Saciuk, Cpl Rousseau […]

By Kennah LeBlanc
United Beef Club press reporter

The third meeting of the United Beef Club was held on June 13, 2023, at Neil and Angela Haw’s. After president Andrea Schram called the meeting to order and we recited our 4-H pledge, we completed some housekeeping items before getting into our two assigned groups to work on our […]