Kids looking for something fun to do on their day off school on Monday (Oct. 27) need look no further than the Fort Frances Museum, which will be hosting a “Halloween Camp.”
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With the deadline for nominations coming up next Friday (Oct. 31), the town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee is asking the public to think of individuals who have made a difference in our community and nominate them for the award, which is being given out for the 21st time this year.
Town staff reported only five nominations forms had been turned in as of this morning.
An information night last Wednesday aimed at trying to drum up new foster homes in the district went well, said Christa Little, foster care co-ordinator for Family and Children’s Services here.
“It wasn’t bad,” Little said of the three families who turned out.
This marks Local Government Week, which is being promoted by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario as a time for the public to learn more about municipal government.
The current BR&E project is a continuation of a study first conducted in 2001 by then BR&E intern Crystal Angus.
A comparative analysis provided in the report released yesterday show that while some things changed quite a bit in seven years, other issues persisted.
In 2001, 54 local businesses were surveyed, compared to 86 this time around.
The 86 businesses interviewed were from five different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, retail/service, and other.
More than 50 percent were incorporated, and more than 50 percent were in the retail industry. Fifty-four of the 86 had less than 10 employees while 87 percent of the owners were involved in the day-to-day operations.
The Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team entered two squads in Dryden’s annual “Pumpkin Smash” tournament over the weekend—and gained invaluable experience moving forward into the last few weeks of their NorWOSSA season.
The rookie squad was in tough right from the get-go, finishing fifth out of the six teams and failing to advance to the playoffs.
The Muskie cross-country team had its final tune-up last Wednesday in preparation for the NWOSSAA final—and the results were quite promising.
The weather didn’t co-operate, as the runners had to deal with a cold wind and rain, but the team had strong showings across the board.
The Muskie senior girls’ basketball squad fared well against some of the stiffest competition Thunder Bay has to offer during a weekend tournament hosted by Churchill High School.
The black-and-gold opened play Friday against St. Ignatius, the third-ranked team in the city, and fell in a nail-biting 36-32 defeat.
Registration for a youth volleyball program is slated for tomorrow (Oct. 23) from 6:30-8:30 at Robert Moore School.
The program will cover the fundamentals, with fun and fitness.
It will follow the Ontario Volleyball Association lesson plans, and the coaches will be high school students who play and love the game.