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Family centre open 24/7

The Fort Frances Family Centre has been running 24 hours a day since Saturday in response to the bitterly cold weather the area has been experiencing of late.

The centre, located at 272 Scott St., usually runs from noon-4 p.m. but decided to open around the clock to help people get out of the cold and warm up.

Fibre Art Festival winners revealed

The judging has been completed for the local Fibre Art Festival at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.

Last Wednesday, Cher Pruys, Patti Anderson, and Phyllis Johnson evaluated the 26 fabulous pieces submitted for this year's festival.

They judged in three categories: Best Original Design, Best Pattern Design, and Best Use of Materials.

Spring art show theme named

“Woodland” will be the theme of the 2019 spring art exhibit at the Fine Line Art Gallery here.

Interested artists can do anything they want as long as it highlights the theme, said Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards.

She noted that “woodland” could include tree-covered areas in any season, as well as the animals that live in those wooded habitats.

'Relay' hoping to use Point Park

Organizers of the local “Relay for Life” are hoping to use Point Park as the site for this year's fundraiser in June.

Committee chair Anneda Supinski wrote in a letter to council that the committee would like to use the park on June 22 for the event, as well as the campground office there in order to keep the money collected safe as it is being counted.

Cookie fundraiser still going ahead

A local woman awaiting a second heart transplant and a kidney transplant passed away early Monday morning, but a fundraiser planned for her will go ahead regardless.

A story in last week's Times about a fundraiser for Samantha (Sam) Pearson, who has been in Ottawa for more than a year receiving medical attention, was met with overwhelming response from the community.

East End Hall sought as shelter

The Fort Frances Homeless Committee is hoping to use the East End Hall as a temporary pop-up shelter through April.

“As you may be aware, our committee has been working on opening a pop-up shelter in Fort Frances and has made great strides toward this goal,” committee chair Jamie Petrin wrote in a letter town council received at its regular meeting Monday evening.

Pair nabbed for break-in

Two people have been charged in connection with a break-and-enter that occurred at a business on the 200 block of Scott Street in the early-morning hours of yesterday.

The Rainy River District OPP said a 26-year-old female and a 49-year-old male, both of Fort Frances, have been charged with numerous offences.