Just who is responsible for trees in the downtown area?
The Town of Fort Frances and BIA aims to sort this out by developing a tree maintenance agreement.
The issue came to light after a recent request by the BIA that the town remove a tree from in front of 318 Scott St.
The Point Park beach is open again for swimming.
The beach was declared safe to swim at yesterday after the most recent set of water sample results came back “all clear,” the Northwestern Health Unit reported.
The beach first was declared off-limits July 29 as a result of routine water sampling.
Fort Frances is undertaking the process to become a designated “Age Friendly Community.”
Thanks to a provincial grant of $7,700, the town will hire a consultant to work with the local Age Friendly Community Committee.
Shawna Holmlund, an Ottawa-based artist, has been conducting a weekly arts and crafts program at Rainycrest and she is looking for youngsters to help out.
In fact, she had put the call out in late July for children ages five-10 to join in this past Saturday’s session.
Grade 12 student Sara Jackson recently found a way to take her passion for baking and turn it into her own business.
With the help of the “Summer Company” program, the Grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has been busy all summer with her company, “Sara’s Cupcakes,” while selling her confections across the district.
Carl’s Eatery closed its doors at its downtown location of 325 Scott Street in June and will soon open at 862 Kings Highway, in the former Pizza Hut building.
“We have done enough clean up and a colour change so that it won’t feel like Pizza Hut,” vowed Carl Scott, chef and owner of the restaurant.
The New Gold Rainy River Project is “very impressive,” according to Premier Kathleen Wynne.
The premier, along with Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle, toured the site yesterday as part of her weeklong tour of Northern Ontario.
One new fire was reported yesterday in the Northwest Region.
Nipigon Fire #34 was a human-caused blaze that ignited from industrial equipment.
Located about 35 km northwest of Nipigon, it currently is listed as “under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.
Meanwhile, two new human-caused blazes were confirmed in the region by day’s end Tuesday.
Wayne Lundstrom, a member of the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club here, is spearheading efforts to organize a five kilometre “Eye Run” in an effort to raise money for community members to travel to the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre next summer.
Fourth year nursing student Jilayne Derksen, of Fort Frances, has a passion for promoting breast health and will be facilitating the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) “Living Well” workshop on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Rainycrest here.
Seven local youths, along with nine more youths from Thunder Bay, recently returned from a trip to Poland in partake in the festivities at World Youth Day, an international event held every three years.
“World Youth Day is a week long pilgrimage that is attended by young Catholics all over the world,” explained Shawn Brady, one of the seven local youths on the trip.
MONTREAL — Bombardier’s railway division has won a $1.7-billion order to build 660 railway cars that will secure 1,000 jobs at its Derby facility in England.
Britain’s Department for Transport said the contract, awarded by government-selected railway operator Abellio, is part of a broader $2.4-billion effort to improve rail service in the region of East Anglia.
It all comes down to this.
The Borderland Soccer League will crown its season champs in the women’s and men’s divisions tonight, with both finals beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Struchan Gilson Memorial Soccer Pitch.
In women’s play, the heavily-favoured La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs will face Taggs.
There will be a new top gun in the Rainy River District Fastball League this season.
Amy Penner scored from third on an error in the bottom of the seventh to give the top-ranked Fort Frances Her-icanes a 10-9 win over the defending champion Northwest Bay Beavers in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League losers’ side semi-final last night at VanJura.
The gauntlet has been thrown down and Amy Wilson-Hands’ troops are ready to pick it up and smack someone upside the head with it.
The change of the calendar will bring a slight change to the scheduling of next year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
The 23rd edition of the annual angler extravaganza will be held from July 20-22, 2017.
Collecting $5,600 for three days of fishing would put most people in a pretty jovial mood.
But when someone has grabbed the brass ring twice before at an event and had a firm belief a third title was for the taking, the smiles tend to be somewhat narrower.
The only player from Fort Frances to ever get his name on the Grey Cup will now take his place alongside this region’s all-time sporting legends.
Sara Kellar of Al’s Racquet Stringing, left, had to think fast on her feet with Sara Roach from Taggs closing quickly during the second half of Taggs’ 4-3 semi-final victory Tuesday evening in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action. The victors rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first half to advance to tonight’s final against the top-ranked La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs.
Brianna Eldridge, left, along with Brianna Peloquin, performed their rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley during “Music in the Park” at the Emo Lions Park on Tuesday afternoon. The event, held to raise fund for the annual “I Am Awesome” girls’ retreat, featured local musicians, as well as yoga, a scavenger hunt, and a barbecue.
Dairy Queen Fort Frances owner Christin Thomson, left, showed off an upside down Blizzard treat this morning while DQ employee Kassidy LeDrew prepared another one in preparation for “Miracle Treat Day.” Net proceeds from every Blizzard sold today will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
BRANDON, Man.—A Manitoba driver who thought it was OK to play Pokémon Go on her cellphone while she was behind the wheel has learned an expensive lesson about when and where she can enjoy the popular game.
The 21-year-old Carberry woman has been fined $203.80 by the RCMP for using a hand-held electronic device while driving.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.
Tonight into early tomorrow, the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors.
Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.
Prime viewing should be in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, after the moon sets.
OTTAWA—Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy, The Canadian Press has learned.
Driver, originally from Winnipeg and in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organization, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
NEW YORK — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington.
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she’s leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup.
RIO DI JANIERO, Brazil—Canadian women continued to add to the country’s medal haul last night at the Rio Summer Games.
The women’s 4x200-metre relay team—comprised of rising star Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., B.C.-born Taylor Ruck, and Toronto’s Brittany MacLean—took bronze to give Canada its sixth medal of the Games.
LOS ANGELES — If you see these pennies, pick them up. You’ll have a whole lot more than good luck.
Two rare American one-cent coins dating back to 1792 are anticipated to sell for nearly a million dollars at a public auction in Southern California on Wednesday.
CONCORD, N.H. — One of the biggest threats to humpback whales spending their summers in New England is being hit by a passing ship.
But a collision isn’t all they have to fear. A study published Wednesday found that low-frequency noise from passing freighters and cargo ships near the coast could be disrupting their ability to feed.
WASHINGTON — Scientists now calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth’s oldest living animals with backbones.
They estimate that one of those grey sharks was born in icy Arctic waters roughly 400 years ago and lived until only a couple of years ago.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.
Thursday night into early Friday, the annual Perseid (PUR’-see-ihd) meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.
NEW YORK — Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route hundreds of miles inland along the Rocky Mountains.
Social media tells me that in part of the country, kids are already back-to-school. And so we are teetering between the lazy days of summer and the impending promise of crisp cool air, long sleeves and the desire to fire down the grill and turn on the oven instead.