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Volunteering for a day of fun

It was a shining moment for me—however fleeting it may have been.

My team was awesome Sunday afternoon as we thundered (well, maybe we didn’t reach the point of thundering but we were impressive nonetheless) through the bean bag toss on horseback at Trail’s End Riding Stable.

Area food banks in need

Food banks at the United Native Friendship Centre here and the local Salvation Army definitely will be thankful for the proceeds from the “Great Chili Cookoff” being held Friday—their shelves are in dire need of supplies.

“Our stock is fairly low, [in fact] we are low on all staples,” said Marjorie Atkinson, a food bank volunteer with the Salvation Army.

Council move may halt area services board proposal

Fort Frances council could be putting the brakes on the proposed Rainy River District Area Services Board by insisting on representation by population.

That’s the warning Rainy River Mayor Gord Armstrong, who chairs the working group putting together the proposal, relayed after hearing council here gave the go-ahead to the proposal—but only if certain changes were made.