Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited “Curvy Chick” here Thursday afternoon to announce the federal government's investment of $2.25 million into the Rainy River Future Development Corp.
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Residents now can enjoy a taste of the future at the Fort Frances Public Library with its newly-installed virtual reality software.
The library's “Makerspace,” which features 3D printing, machine cutting, sewing, button making, and audio/video production/editing, saw an addition back in November when the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go were deployed.
With 2018 in the books, local Liberal MP Don Rusnak has high hopes for Thunder Bay-Rainy River with several goals set for 2019.
Looking back at last year, Rusnak said he's most proud of his party's successes in building relationships to secure funding for infrastructure projects around the riding.
The Fort Frances Public Library recently added virtual reality software to its “Makerspace” for the public to use. The library currently offers the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and an Insignia Virtual Reality Viewer. Library card-holders can rent out all of the virtual reality units except for the Oculus Rift, which remains stationed at the library.
The Fort High band made a stop at St. Michael's School on Dec. 20 to perform classic Christmas songs under the direction of conductor Lee-Anne Hines. The visit was made possible through a partnership between the local public and Catholic school boards in an effort to “bring music to life in the classroom.” The visit was a culminating activity to help a Grade 3 class at St.
Jeff Wright lunged for the ball as he returned it to Mark Faragher during the annual Boxing Day tournament held last Wednesday at the Memorial Sports Centre. Close to 20 players faced off all morning and into the afternoon. The Sunset Country Squash Club's next tournament is slated for Jan. 4-6, with 66 players expected to participate.
Jason Kabel got ready to smack a return to Anika Alexander during their semi-final showdown in the annual Boxing Day squash tournament held at the Memorial Sports Centre here. Kabel took the best-of-five match by a 3-2 margin before falling 3-1 to Steve Boileau in the 'A' Open final. The other division winners were Mark Faragher ('A'), Jeff Gustafson ('B'), and Ryley Booth ('C').
The Competition Bureau has announced it will examine gasoline prices in Northwestern Ontario.
Energy minister and local MPP Greg Rickford wrote to the Competition Bureau on Nov. 30 requesting an investigation after seeing gasoline prices remain stagnate in the region even after the Ford government cancelled the cap-and trade carbon tax.
Bill 67 was passed Thursday at Queen's Park to prevent a strike or lockout at Ontario Power Generation in what the government calls an effort to avoid putting the province's power supply at risk.
The bill is intended to prevent large-scale power outages across Ontario.
The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee soon will be set to open “Out of the Cold"—a three-day-a-week "pop-up” shelter at the Apostolic Way church here.
The 10-bed facility recently passed a building inspection but due to operational issues, the committee now is eyeing a mid-January start date.