September 2017

Pipeline Protested In Minnesota

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:09 AM

Opposition is mounting in Minnesota over Enbridge Energy's plans for a pipeline through the state.

Dallon White, who grew up on the White Earth reservation and helped found a resistance camp on private property about 20 miles northeast of the pipeline route, says several families live at the solar-powered camp full time and many more come on the weekends.

"What happened is Standing Rock, that changed everything," says White. "I'm no longer alone. There's several other camps up, and I'm sure there will be more like this, a lot more."

Elvis Tribute Artist To Perform Tonight

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:46 AM

A well-known Elvis tribute artist will take to stage in downtown Fort Frances in the latest show in the Rainy Lake 150 Concert Series.

Thunder Bay's Daylin James will be playing two sets on Scott Street beginning at 6 p.m.

Rainy River Future Development's Corporation's Natasha Gaudio says its going to be a really fun show.

Gaudio says James is coming with backup singers and a band and will perform some of Elvis Presley's best well-known songs.

Local Sports Wrap for Thursday, September 28

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:38 AM

Fort Frances Muskies fall court teams are back in action later today.

The girls basketball and boys volleyball teams are hosting Kenora's Beaver Brae Broncos.

Games start at noon at the High School.


Meantime, the Muskies football team has its homecoming game this afternoon.

They are facing Tec Voc.

Game time is 4 p.m.


Rainy River Voyageurs women's volleyball team was victorious over Mesabi Range in four sets.

More Fake Toys Discovered At Border

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:36 AM

Another rail shipment of fake toys has been seized at the border in Rainer.

More than 3-thousand pirated copies of Mattel's CEO Barbie, valued at over $85-thousand, were discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers during an inspection last month.

It follows the seizure of half a million dollars in fake airplanes announced in August.

A shipments of counterfeit rocket copters were found in June.

Park Removing Buoys For Season

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:16 AM

Voyageurs National Park will begin the process of removing hazard markers and buoys from waters within the park's boundary this Sunday.

Boaters are urged to use extreme caution.

Meantime, the park is also reminding visitors that hunting and trapping of any kind is prohibited on federal lands.

Those charged could face fines of up to $20-thousands and jail time of up to five years on felony convictions.


(Voyageurs National Park photo)

MNRF Setting Up New Canine Unit In Fort Frances

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:09 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will soon have a new canine unit based out of Fort Frances for investigation purposes.

Conservation Officer Nick Lees is currently completing training with his dog Maya, a pointer, in southern Ontario.

Lees says she's being training to identify things like gun power and various fish and wildlife that will help during investigations in the field.

He notes Maya is doing really well.

MNRF has long utilized dogs, but this will the first time a canine unit will be based in Fort Frances.

Careful Of Emails Offering Cheap Equipment

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:01 AM

OPP are warning about a scam taking place in parts of the province.

It's an email advertising heavy equipment at reduced prices in the United States.

Police say it actually lifts information from legitimate auctions and heavy equipment websites as a way of bilking unsuspecting buyers out of their money.

Police says the fraudsters are operating MAQ Trading out of Kansas and KIT Equipment Trading of Blythe California.

Youth Council Being Formed

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 07:46 AM

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak is creating a new youth council.

It follows up on a similar one created last year.

It's to give youth, between the ages of 15 and 25,  a chance to discuss key issues with the local MP and provide a youth perspective to the federal decision making process.

Application is now being accepted with the deadline to apply September 30.