Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited Fort Frances High School on Friday to meet with Grade 10 students. They discussed regional issues that are important to youth, youth involvement in politics, and life as an MP.
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Jeff Gustafson with a six-and-a-half pound bass he caught in Florida earlier this week.
Jace Dittaro of the Fort Frances Bantam 'AA' Canadians, right, handed a signed jersey to the captain of the Swedish Tullinge TP hockey club as a keepsake for their recent trip to Canada. The Canadians, who were in Winnipeg competing in a tournament, were provided the chance to play the Swedish team, which had travelled to Winnipeg to play a series of exhibition games with area teams.
Moms and their babies were at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday morning for the start of the winter session of “Baby Time.” The program runs every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Register online at ffpltc.ca/node/891 but drop-ins also welcome.
Red Hat member Rose Tetu, left, joined Rainy River Mayor Debbie Ewald, Mary O'Connor, Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, and Red Hat Queen Debbie Wagner yesterday for a flag-raising in Rainy River. January is “Alzheimer Awareness Month” and the local Alzheimer Society has several events planned.
Caleb Pistilli is the New Year's baby for 2018 in Rainy River District. He was born last Tuesday (Jan. 2) at 11:34 a.m. at La Verendrye Hospital to Megan and Mike Pistilli of Fort Frances, weighing in at seven pounds even.
The new bridge on Highway 11/71 spanning the creek at the east end of Emo has been completed and is now open. A bailey bridge was in use for several months while crews worked on replacing the culvert underneath it.
A nice Sunset Country pike took the bait.
Chris Savage with a beautiful Sunset Country lake trout. They are found in many lakes across the region.
Fire Prevention Capt. Wayne Riches of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service helped pack up Christmas hampers on Dec. 17 at the Salvation Army here. A team consisting of Riches, Kyle Pace, Doug Wright, Real DeGagne, his daughter, Elizabeth DeGagne, Tyler Moffitt, Brad Townson, Dean Tibbs, and Gavin Payne put together more than 150 hampers.