March 2018

RRFDC Puts Call Out To Musicians

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 09:02 AM

A search for local talent is underway in the Rainy River district.

The Rainy River Future Development Corporation wants musicial performers of all genres to apply for a chance to perform at the Rainy Lake Square this summer as part of the Rainy Lake Concert Series.

Interested performers must email [email protected] by March 26.

Consultant Tannis Drysdale says they will then leave it up to the public to decide who gets to perform through an on-line vote that will begin March 27 and end April 9.

Theatre Group Seeking To 'Save Our Station'

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 07:57 AM

A unique fundraising initiative by the group known for performing radio plays.

Members of IceBox Radio Theatre are playing the role of a ficiticious radio station in a ficticious town today in an all-day on-line effort in what they're calling Save Our Station.

They're using their talents to raise money for their organization which has for the past three months has been doing a podcast called Radio Icebox.

Artistic Director Jeffrey Adams says a lot of their funds come from listeners.

Wanted Man Sought By Police

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 07:42 AM

There's a Canada wide warrant out for a 44 year old man known to frequent Toronto.

However, police believe Thomas Robichaud could be anywhere in the province.

They say he is currently bound by a long term supervision order related to several violent sexual related offences involving children.

Robichaud is described as an Indigenous male, 170 cm (5''7''), 91 kg (201 lbs).

He has long brown hair tied in a pony tail and green eyes amd a tattoo on the back of his left hand of an Eagle.

DOT Seeks Public Comment

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 07:22 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for some public input into a couple of infrastructure projects in the International Falls area.

On April 3, an information session will be held at the Ranier Community Hall regarding plans to replace a bridge on Highway 11.

That meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Then on April 5, department staff will be in the AmericInn in International Falls to discuss improvements along Highway 53 between Crescent Drive and 3rd Street.

Funds Raised Through Cap And Trade Program

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 07:20 AM

The provincial government is touting the benefits of its cap and trade program.

Environment Minister Chris Ballard says five seperate auctions netted about $2.3 billion.

Ballard says every penny is being invested in programs that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even further.

Ballard adds the program is also helping to reduce the amount of fossil fuels needed in Ontario.

RCMP Launches Contest

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 09:26 AM

The RCMP are enlisting the aid of school children to name foals born this spring at their breeding farm in Ontario.

Theyve launched a nationwide naming contest.

At least twelve names are needs.

Names from individuals or as a school class can be submitted before April 30 with the winners to be announced in May.

To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:

Local Sports Wrap for Thursday, March 15

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:53 AM

Fort Frances Lakers dropped their final road game of the regular season losing 3-2 in the shootout to the Thunder Bay North Stars in Thunder Bay.

Nick Lucas with his 18th of the season and Jack Dunnell with his fifth scored for the Lakers who wrap up the season with a pair of home games this weekend.


A number of Fort Frances Lakers up for season ending awards from the SIJHL.

Jaedin Ness is a nominee for best defensive forward.

Julian Uhryniuk is up for most improved.

Nick Lucas is a candidate for the most sportsmanlike award.

Town Responds To Agency One Agreement

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:47 AM

A response from the town of Fort Frances to last week's announcement of an agreement over certain Agency One lands between the four First Nations who lay claim to the areas and the Ontario and Canadian governments.

According to the First Nations, it relates to lands where a former golf course and Dairy Queen location once stood.

A release issued late Tuesday by the town says it was not included in those discussions and that it's not privy to its details.

It adds ownership of Point Park and the roads remain unresolved.