Monday, July 22, 2013

Kraft Celebration Tour Results Out Tonight

The votes have been counted, but it won't be until later this afternoon before we know if Fort Frances was victorious in the Kraft Celebration Tour contest.

Hundreds of residents across the district were on computers Friday and Saturday morning giving their support to the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Club member Patrick Bruyere says its now a waiting game, but appreciates all of the support that was given to the club.

Club members will be at Boston Pizza to watch TSN Sportscentre at 5 p.m. for the announcement.

Draft E.A. Out For Rainy River Resources

A draft of the environmental assessment report for Rainy River Resource's proposed gold mine north of Barwick is now out for public comment.

The documents outlines key environmental and social issues and how the company will address them.

Vice president Kyle Stanfield says there is nothing that will dramatically impact on plans to begin construction late next year.

The mine proposes to mine 20-thousand tonnes per day with processing done on site.

The company will hold a public meeting next week in Barwick as part of the public input gathering process.

Bass Tournament This Week

This is tournament week in Fort Frances.

Set up of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is underway with actual fishing starting Thursday.

Chair Gord Watson says its great to be back at the Sorting Gap Marina after staging the event indoors at the Memorial Sports Centre for the past three season.

Fort France Curling Club and the Fort France Chamber of Commerce have joined in to help stage some of the entertainment.

A comedy night Thursday will help generate money for the Club.

Quest For The Best will be held Friday.

So far about 90 teams are entered.

Question Of The Week

Will you be taking in the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championships?

Let us know on our website

Last week, 56 per cent of respondents indicated they would be missing the KidsPro fishing tournament and Parade of Boats, not part of the event this year.
this year?

Daycare Complaints Reviewed

Ontario's Education Minister says nine complaints about unlicensed daycares went unanswered last year.

Complaints are supposed to be acted up with a visit to the daycare within five business days.

The ministry is reviewing complaints after the death of a two-year-old girl at a daycare in the Toronto area.

The ministry received 280 complaints last year.

New Forest Fire In Fort Frances Area

Six new forest fires were reported in northwestern Ontario from Friday to Sunday.

One of them was a lightning-caused blaze Friday in the area of Windy Point on Rainy Lake.

It was extinguished the same day.

Humanitarian Scholarship Created

A graduating Fort Frances student is giving back to his high school.

Dexter Fichuk is developing a humanitarian travel scholarship allowing students to visit underdeveloped countries in Africa.

Fichuk hopes the scholarship will lead to more young people becoming more interested and involved in humanitarian efforts.

Paddlers Reach Rainy River District

A group of paddlers are making their way through the Rainy River district.

Paddle Across Canada is raising money for three charities that promote outdoor education.

Team member Peter Vooys says outdoor education helps connect children back with nature.

The group started its travels in May leaving Rocky Mountain House and will end their journey in Lachine, Quebec in September.

They arrived in Fort Frances Friday.