Brett Hahkala blasted a shot over Dryden GM Ice Dogs' defenceman Ryan Brandt and a diving Jordan Wilde to notch the Fort Frances Lakers' first goal of the game on a man advantage during the first period of his squad's 6-5 shootout win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
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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.
Construction is continuing on the new addition to the Super 8 Motel here. The 24-room expansion, being built by Syncor Construction of Thunder Bay, is due to be completed by the end of August.
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.
Laurel Johnson signed books at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on Feb. 22 following the release of her book, “All Things Mortal.” Around 30 people attended the book-signing to get their copy signed and support the launch.
The Rainy River District School Board presented Donald Young School with its Recognition of Excellence award at last Tuesday night's board meeting. The school was recognized for their back-to-school pow-wow held in September. Students Makinnley McCormick, left, Taneecha Leonard, Mya Taylor, and Alia McQuaker did a fantastic job presenting to trustees.
For more than 40 years, the staff and students at Sturgeon Creek School have held their annual winter carnival on the last day before March Break. Starting with a pancake breakfast for the families, the older students always have organized and supervised various events for the younger ones. This year, everyone enjoyed a great day inside and outside in the winter weather.
Public Works has been using the former Shevlin wood yard to dump snow this year. With the mercury rising, the snow piles are melting but the town has taken steps to make sure adjacent properties aren't at risk of flooding.