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Sam Odrowski

Bylaw lesson

Town of Fort Frances bylaw enforcement officer Arlene Byrnes spoke to a Grade 4/5 class at St. Francis School yesterday morning about bylaws and their role in governing the community Fellow officer Patrick Briere was on hand as well as the town's clerk Lisa Slomke to give a presentation and answer students' questions.

MPP looks to improve travel grant

Many residents throughout northern Ontario have to travel great distances to access a specialist or certain healthcare services.

The Northern Health Travel Grant is the provincially funded program that's used to reimburse individuals who need to travel to their procedures or appointments and NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Judith Monteith-Farrell, is looking to improve it.

CN strike

A heavy snowfall didn't stop CN workers from striking in front of the CN train yard by the Central Ave and Second Street intersection yesterday afternoon. Thousands of CN workers across Canada are on strike to protest current working conditions and railway safety.

Salvation Army prepping for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, the local Salvation Army is preparing to make the holiday season a little bit better for hundreds of district residents.

There are still some openings for those in need of a Christmas hamper and individuals looking to utilize the program are encouraged to visit the local Salvation Army office (343 Scott St.) soon to fill out an application.