The extensive work George Armstrong Co. Ltd. has been doing on a major bridge rehabilitation project here has not gone unnoticed.
“Our company has been nominated for, and awarded, a finalist position in a contest called ‘Crews that Rock,’” noted owner Shane Armstrong.
A high number of people interested in filling the four vacancies on its board of directors means the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has to hold an election.
Nominees on the ballot, which were sent out to Chambers members yesterday, include:
•Rick Smith (Canadian Tire);
•Paul Noonan (La Place Rendez-Vous);
•Marie Allan (BDO Dunwoody & Company LLP);
Ontario is making it easier for residents without a driver’s licence in Rainy River District to get official, government-issued photo ID.
The Ontario Photo Card is now available at the local ServiceOntario centre, located at 922 Scott St.
It soon will be offered in Rainy River.
At Monday night’s regular meeting, Fort Frances council:
•recognized the passing of former town councillor Bill Martin, who died Saturday (council agreed a representative would attend his funeral this coming Saturday);
Seniors Retirees Against Pension and Elder Abuse (SRAPEA) executive officers spoke to a full house at the Sister Kennedy Centre last Wednesday evening regarding serious issues dealing with Resolute Forest Products Ltd. pension fund deficits and the federal budget cuts affecting the Old Age Supplement.
Town council on Monday night approved the timetable for planning out the 2013 municipal budget, which includes a meeting to garner public input slated for Sept. 24 (in conjunction with the regular council meeting that night).
The Portage Avenue underpass will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic twice next week as work gets closer to wrapping up that project.
The first closure will start next Tuesday (Sept. 18) at 7 a.m. and end the following day (Sept. 19) at 7 p.m., Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown told council Monday evening.
Ontario is launching the Northern Policy Institute to boost the northern economy and help provide a stronger voice to Northern Ontario.
The institute, an independent, not-for-profit organization, will monitor the implementation of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and make provincial policy recommendations for the region.
Are you an enterprising woman? Do you know an enterprising woman?
There is no better to way to be recognized than through the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise.
The nomination form is now available at www.enterprisingwomen.ca, with the deadline for nominations being Sept. 14.
Ron MacKinnon and Mark Caron are the new owners of the “Loving Touch Car Wash.”
The business partners purchased the car wash, located on the corner of Second Street East and Mowat Avenue, from Murray and Shelly Wepruk and Steve and Livia Lundon.