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Stephanie Hagenaars

Broken tree

A tree on Front Street was snapped in half during Sunday night's storm—an example of the many broken trees and downed power lines, as well as some property damage, throughout Rainy River District. Even though some rain was in the forecast for Sunday, the high winds and torrential downpour was not what district residents were expecting.

Family health team welcomes new nurse practitioner

New changes have come to the Fort Frances Family Health Team (FHT), bringing more access for local and surrounding residents at a time that is seeing a shortage of doctors and overall health support.

FHT executive director Gerri Yerxa is very excited as the clinic has just announced a new website, as well as the hiring of a third nurse practitioner.

Research takes local grad to Texas

Emma Kunkel always had enjoyed the arts, assuming she would have a career as a writer or novelist, but a Grade 11 chemistry class changed how she felt about science.

Now, after graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology from the University of Winnipeg in June, she's heading down to Texas Tech University in Lubbock to continue her studies.

Experiencing a different kind of nightlife

Hailing from a big city, about 18 hours west, I seldom have to deal with wildlife beyond birds and squirrels (except for the bobcat that one time, but that's a whole other thing).

Over the course of my time here, I've often been asked how I even heard of this quaint little town, and why I decided to come out here.

I will take this moment to explain.

Open air craft

Nicole LePine, left, showed off her stick weave creation yesterday afternoon, as Julia LePine and Benicio Campello took a break from their artwork to check it out during Community Living Fort Frances and District's “Open Air Art Studio” at the Shaw room at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The last art studio will take place Monday, Sept.