The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, in collaboration with the FASD Community Partners of the Rainy River District, is hosting an event to mark FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) International Awareness Day.
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About 600 Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the west and northwest parts of town lost power for 32 minutes last night.
The FFPC said a damaged feeder cable at the Eighth Street substation was the cause of the outage, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m.
The cable failed so the FFPC crew had to isolate the problem and re-route power by paralleling it with another feeder.
A power outage is scheduled for tomorrow (Sept. 4) for about 520 customers living east of Fort Frances.
Power will be out from 7:30-8 a.m., and again from 3-3:30 p.m., for Hydro One customers in Mine Centre, Seine River 23A FN, Baker, Lac La Croix FN, Tanner, Rainy River Unorganized, and Perch Lake.
A second outage is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7-8 a.m.
The first step on the path to a “three-peat” was more of a stumble for the Fort Frances Lakers.
Kenny Hasbergen notched a pair of goals to pace the Minnesota Iron Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Lakers last night in Hoyt Lakes in the first SIJHL pre-season game for both squads.
Hasbergen scored the lone goal of the first period.
Be sure to mark Sept. 12 on your calendars!
The second-annual community barbecue celebrating safety will be held next Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Point Park.
The Provincial Land Tax (PLT)— the property tax applied in unincorporated areas of Northern Ontario outside municipal boundaries—is being updated in order to address inequities between municipal property taxes and PLT.
Tichbornes Real Estate sales rep Bonnie Broman, left, drew the September “Trip of the Month” draw winner as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on this morning at International Travel Services. Ted and Annie-Marie Fitzgerald of Fort Frances are heading off on a Caribbean cruise—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month’s trip is to St. Petersburg, Fla. ($3,600).
The School Support Services Department of the Rainy River District School Board will receive the “Recognition of Excellence” tonight at the board’s regular meeting for supporting system goals.
Blood is thicker than water and it fishes better, too.
It was a family moment to remember for the father-son team of Travis and Jace Peterson of Bemidji, Minn., as the pair combined to win the 2015 International Falls Bass Championship and first-place money of $10,000 with a two-day total of 29.60 pounds.
Stiffer fines for driving offences will come into effect tomorrow.
Changes include tougher penalties for distracted driving, new rules to protect cyclists, and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses.