Katelyn Bruyere and Brianna Eldridge gave a heartfelt performance of “Angel” by Sarah McLaughlin during Fort Frances High School's Remembrance Day assembly this morning at the Townshend Theatre. Cenotaph services will take place across the district tomorrow (Nov. 11), with the one here beginning at 10:56 a.m.
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Staff at Nexus Community Savings here posed with the pink treats and keychains they were offering Monday in support of breast cancer awareness. For more than a month now, the Fort Frances and Rainy River branches have been selling the keychains made by staff member Sue McFayden, with proceeds going to the chemo unit at La Verendrye Hospital here.
After an extra sale was added in 2017, the cattle sale season at the Stratton sales barn is now over.
Saturday's sale dealt with some less-than-ideal weather conditions but still managed to see 698 cattle go through the ring, selling for a total of $799,567.97.
A new fish business up and running in Thunder Bay has a Fort Frances connection.
Canadian Freshwater Fish is the joint project of former Fort Frances resident Jordan Shannon and his business partner, Brent Forsyth.
Julianna Donaldson sampled some homemade fudge at the “Oh For Fudge Sakes" booth at the Alberton "Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday in the Alberton municipal office. Shoppers also were treated to a holiday performance by the Fort Frances Choraliers, led by Diane Maxey, as they looked around for possible gift items at the assorted vendor tables.
The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op's food charter project is a step closer to completion now that its online survey is available.
Members of the Fort Frances High School Student Leadership Council dropped off a load of non-perishable food items to Sunset Country Ford staff Dani Rousseau and Terry Mueller on Friday. The students collected items door-to-door on Hallowe'en to add to the dealership's “We Scare Hunger/Free the Children” food drive, which will be divvied up and delivered to local food banks.
The Robert Moore School playground will be the focus of the Rainy River District School Board's recognition of excellence for this month.
The recognition will take place during the board's regular meeting, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre here (board office).
Paul Patterson, treasurer of the Fort Frances Lions Club, looked on as Safeway manager Kevin Langford drew the name of the second early-bird winner of the club's annual food draw there Monday. Betty McLeod was the winner of the $100 food gift certificate from Safeway, with the next early-bird draws set for Nov. 16, Nov. 30, and Dec. 13. The final draw will take place Dec.
Local producers now should know a bit more about how their check-off dollars are spent.
Detailed information came at the Canadian Cattlemen's Association's town hall-style meeting at the Millennium Hall in Stratton last Wednesday evening from Melinda German, general manager of the Canadian Beef Check-off Agency.