As the federal election draws closer, candidates competing for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River seat are trying to win over voters.
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The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre recently welcomed a new CEO after losing Caroline Goulding in July.
Joan MacLean, who's worked as a librarian since 2006, started as CEO on Sept. 27 and is thrilled to work in a community that truly supports its library.
The Fort Frances Senior Centre Board of Management is currently consulting with the public to determine if it should be kept in its current location or moved to the recently closed Fort Frances Daycare Centre.
The Town of Fort Frances now has a little less than three months to find a new owner for the idle pulp and paper mill here.
An agreement was reached last Thursday between the town and Riversedge Development's numbered company, 2670568 Ontario Limited, that settles close to $500,000 in unpaid taxes and allows any qualified buyer to access the mill and put forward an offer.
After 85 years of Cumming family ownership, the Fort Frances Times was sold to London Publishing last Thursday.
Not much will change at the Times. It will continue to print four days a week and all 30 of its employees are being maintained.
All five candidates for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding—including NDP candidate Yuk-Sem Won, foreground, Green candidate Amanda Moddejonge, People's Party of Canada candidate Andrew Hartnell, Conservative candidate Linda Rydholm, and Liberal candidate Marcus Powlowski—participated in the candidates forum held at the Stratton Hall last Thursday.
After 85 years of Cumming family ownership, the Fort Frances Times was sold to London Publishing on Thursday (Oct. 3).
Not much will change at the Fort Frances Times. It will continue to print four days a week and all 30 of its employees are being maintained.
After 85 years of the Cumming family ownership, the Fort Frances Times was sold to London Publishing on Thursday (Oct. 3).
Not much will change at the Fort Frances Times, it will continue to print four days a week and all 30 of its employees are being maintained.
Around 300 students from five district schools joined together in a march from the Indian Residential School Monument off Hwy. 11 on Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) to the pow-wow grounds up the Trans-Canada Highway yesterday morning during an Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk. Students held up signs to honour those who were forced to attend residential schools. See story, more photos A5.
In light of concerns surrounding wood allocations being disrupted by a restarted mill in Fort Frances, proponents have assured the public wood supply wouldn't be an issue.
“I have never said, nor advised any of my clients, that one mill or one town should be favoured at the expense of another,” said Mike Willick, Fort Frances's forest tenure consultant.