A crowd of people waited for their turn to fill up a plate at Rainy River First Nations' 49th-annual Manitou fish fry at the RRFN pow-wow grounds on Friday afternoon. Volunteers worked all day to cook up about 500 pounds of walleye, as well as french fries, wild rice and smoked sturgeon for roughly 1,000 people. Mostly sunny skies helped drive attendance up from last year's fish fry, where a steady rain kept some people from taking part.
Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James returned to Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening to kick off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. He charmed audiences with three generations of Elvis' music—from rock to gospel. The show was free to attend and sponsored by Tbaytel.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford spoke at the season opening of the Fort Frances Tourism Centre on Friday. Rickford announced the town will be receiving $1.4 million for reconstruction work on Colonization Road West, as well as $6,588 through the “Celebrate Ontario” program to support events at the Rainy Lake Square. Alberton has also received funding to help in the replacement of Kehl Bridge.
Alexis Latter, left, and Zeila Dal performed a short ukulele recital as their instructor Jim Curtis looked on approvingly last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Curtis has been teaching youths and adults to play. The library currently has a few openings left for upcoming ukulele lessons for adults 55 and older. These lessons will be held each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from June 5-26. Call the library (274-9879) for more information.
Mary Hickling, lrft, and Jean Bujold prepped a sheet of scones for the oven at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Hickling was running the scone making workshop as part of the museum's adult spring workshops. The final workshop for the spring will be building terrariums from 1-3 p.m. on May 25.
Today at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two reports of stolen vehicles from callers residing in the Town of Fort Frances.
One of the vehicles has been recovered; however, the second vehicle is still outstanding. The outstanding vehicle was last seen at approximately 4 a.m. on the 200 block of Third Street East in Fort Frances.
Another meet led to another plethora of excellent finishes for the Muskie track-and-field team last week.
The black-and-gold competed hard and made its mark at the Last Chance Invite varsity meet held in Baudette, Mn. on Thursday.
The Muskies finished 1-2 in the boys' 100m dash, with Carson Noga snaring gold (11.78) and Ryan Stewart taking silver (12.11).