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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 29, 2020

Citizen of the Year revamped by council

News
Staff

The town is revamping the application process for the annual Citizen of the Year award.

The biggest change to the program is nominations are now being accepted starting Jan. 1 instead of in autumn.

Riverside Health Care receives accreditation

District
Press Release

Riverside Health Care received special recognition this week for its commitment to providing quality, innovative health care across the Rainy River District. Accreditation Canada awarded Riverside its highest honour “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” for the period 2019-2023. Riverside met 98.7 per cent of the 2,018 standards set out by Accreditation Canada.

Senior centre decision to be made by March

News
Staff

A recommendation to keep the Fort Frances Senior Centre at the Sister Kennedy Centre or relocate it to the recently vacated Fort Frances Daycare facility will come before council by the end of February.

Cocaine and cash seized

District
From the OPP

RED LAKE-A 24-year-old Balmertown man has been arrested for the possession of $7,000 worth of cocaine and a small amount of Canadian cash.

North Stars rally for win over Lakers

Sports
Staff

The Thunder Bay North Stars used a four-goal outburst in the third period to pull out a 5-4 comeback win over the Fort Frances Lakers in SIJHL action last night at the Fort William Gardens.

It was the fifth straight loss for the Lakers, who saw their record fall to 13-19-3.

Snow removal

Photos

Town crews busted another snowbank along Second St. this morning. Following several significant snowfalls, the town has been working to cut back some of the taller banks, which are impeding drivers along roadways and lines of sight at intersections. -Ken Kellar photo

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