Vai Lockman, left, and David Morrison enjoyed a game of Pokemon Monopoly at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday afternoon during its “Pokemon Party." Children also enjoyed decorating cupcakes, participating in pin the tail on the Charmander, and other Pokemon-themed games.
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A local artist has had his specially hand-crafted wooden carvings on display at the Fort Frances Public Library for the last month.
“I just love doing it,” said Ray Coran, who has been making the wooden art for about 35 years.
One year from now, the “Project Sunset” program at Crossroads School in Devlin will stop receiving funding from the provincial government and its viability will become dependent on community partners.
While Canada's youth unemployment rates remain fairly low, many high schoolers struggle to find part-time work.
To help students find a job, apply, and have a successful interview, staff at the Northern Career Development Service here have visited Fort Frances High School every other Wednesday for one-on-one sessions since the end of February.
A petition bearing 2,530 signatures, which calls on the province to ensure wood allocation for a potential buyer of the mill here, was delivered to local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office on Scott Street shortly after noon yesterday.
Having good mental health is critical to a person's overall well-being while poor mental health can cause some to have issues with their performance at work or school.
To address this issue, the Rainy River District School Board has implemented several different programs and campaigns to help both students and staff with their mental health.
While most mainstream science fiction movies and books typically are geared towards a male audience, a Fort Frances-born author has been working to create more queer female representation in the genre.
Late last month, 26-year-old Laurel Johanson had her 115-page book, “All Things Mortal,” published by McNally Robertson Book Sellers in Winnipeg.
Brian Love of the Rainy River District Trappers' Council taught St. Michael's School students about trapping equipment, animal furs, and pelts during “Voyageur Day” there on Thursday. The trapping workshop was one of many stations students cycled through over the course of the day, which also included Métis jigging, syrup-making, indoor curling, and a scavenger hunt.
A hand-carved and hand-painted wooden cougar and duck are one of the many artistic animal pieces on display at the library. Artist Ray Coran enjoys collecting his carvings and giving them as gifts to family and friends.
Christine Hampton, organizer of the mill petition that garnered more than 2,500 signatures, handed it over to Troy Kadikoff, constituency assistance for local MPP Greg Rickford, shortly after noon yesterday at his constituency office on Scott Street.