With 6,500 cubic metres of soil now removed from Highway 602 just before Bone Road, T&K Sharp Construction is ready to begin removing the 48-metre concrete culvert that a creek, known as the Rainy River tributary, runs through. Once the culvert is removed, an almost 49-metre bridge will be assembled beside Bone Road and then pushed across onto pilings.
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This year, two students from Fort Frances High School participated in the annual Shad Valley program, a month-long university experience focused on engineering and entrepreneurship.
Meghan Metke, 17, stayed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver while Mallory Duffy, also 17, went to Carleton University in Ottawa.
After getting home from a missions trip to Trinidad in 2010, Trelawney Erwin knew she wanted to go to India next, although she wasn’t exactly sure why.
Two years later, after she had saved up her money, the 19-year-old was on her way to Texas for a week of training before heading to India for just over three weeks.
Same-sex marriage? Perhaps it should just be called marriage, for isn’t that what it is?
A few years ago, when Knox United Church in Fort Frances voted to perform same-sex unions, it was a quiet event. And now the United Church in Emo also has taken the same step, with other churches in the district looking at taking the same route.
Jim Krag, left, from Resolute Forest Products, along with Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, local MPP Sarah Campbell, and Greg Chapman of the local Ministry of Natural Resources office, gathered to “plant” the company’s one-billionth tree—a white spruce—following their speeches to those who had gathered to watch the “amazing achievement,” as Campbell called it.
Elder Catherine Kelly talked to children aged seven-14 about the “full moon teachings” yesterday morning at the Nanicost grounds here. As part of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services’ annual “Children’s Summer Institute,” which wraps up tomorrow, youths and their families are invited to come out and partake in games and traditional teachings.
Acer Allen donated blood for the 25th time yesterday at Fort Frances High School as phlebotomists Carolyne Favell, left, and Kara Molave smiled in the background. The Canadian Blood Services’ inaugural summer clinic here saw 137 donors contribute 108 units on the first day, which was slightly lower than the goal of 119 units.
Greg Chapman, district manager for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Fort Frances, spoke to a small group of people about the significance of Resolute Forest Products planting its one billionth tree—a white spruce—on Friday morning at the Sorting Gap Marina here. Similar ceremonies also were held in Thunder Bay and Iroquois Falls.
Temperatures finally may be cooling down but the eight-week Ontario Stewardship Ranger program is just heating up.
And the four youths who were hired this year—Adam Egan, Thomas LePine, Christina Vandermeer, and Bryce Godin (all born in 1995)—are keeping very busy.
Local teen Kari Manty possibly was part of one of the last groups to ever participate in the Katimavik program, which ended last month due to a lack of government funding.
The program, which started in 1977, allows youth aged 17-21 to volunteer full-time for six months across Canada.