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.
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The Fine Line Art Gallery welcomed its newest member last Tuesday and he specializes in wood carving.
Gordon Seeburger moved to Fort Frances from Peterborough in June 2018 and runs several online stores through Etsy, GoDaddy, Shopify, and Pinterest where he sells hand carved pieces of art.
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.
A new town council was sworn in about a year ago and some of their accomplishments were recently highlighted.
Coun. Douglas Judson gave an independent account of council's efforts to move the community forward and future plans at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's (FFCC) general meeting last Wednesday.
The not-for-profit Rainy River District Regional Abattoir's board is feeling optimistic about addressing some of the issues they've recently encountered.
The abattoir board held their annual general meeting (AGM) on Nov. 14 and Kim Jo Bliss, who's a member, said they should be able to get their taxes lowered.
Gordon Seeburger, a new artist at the Fine Line Art Gallery, showed off one of his hand-carved creations last Tuesday.
A town councillor is trying to get Fort Frances to do a small part in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation.
Coun. Douglas Judson submitted a proposed bylaw to council that will ban single-use plastics, such as checkout bags, drinking straws, styrofoam food containers and other single-use products in town.
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.
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.
Addressing the shortage of physicians in northwestern Ontario has been a major priority for one Fort Frances town councillor as of late.