FORT FRANCES—The federal government announced last month it would be cutting Community Access Program (CAP) funding to support public Internet services, but the Fort Frances Public Library board has written a letter asking to have it back.
Library CEO Margaret Sedgwick noted the Fort Frances Public Library has received $3,757 annually from the federal government for a number of years.
If the Liberal government is serious about job creation in Ontario, why won’t it employ Ontario workers in its call centres?
That was question being asked by Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell during Question Period on Monday.
A productive and cordial meeting was held between Resolute Forest Products Ltd. officials and members of the Senior Retirees Against Pension & Elder Abuse on April 19 at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre boardroom.
Portage Avenue underpass modifications will be among the summer construction projects going on here.
The town has put out a call for tenders for the installation of a storm sewer forcemain underneath the railway tracks on the northwest quadrant of the underpass, noted Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown.
With word that the doctor shortage in Rainy River has been alleviated, the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board passed a resolution last Thursday to suspend payment by municipalities of a supplemental levy for extra ambulance coverage.
A local committee of stakeholders is recommending the old Rainy Lake Hotel be demolished and redeveloped as a “Mainstreet Market Square.”
The preliminary plans were unveiled at a public meeting last Wednesday night at the Legion.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell said the Ontario government once again is wasting taxpayers dollars because of Northern Development and Mines minister Rick Bartolucci’s refusal to take a proactive approach to work with First Nations and mining companies in Ontario’s north.
The Ontario government is taking strong action to help eliminate the shock many consumers get from opening their cellphone and wireless services bills.
The province is introducing legislation to make it easier to understand the costs and terms of wireless services agreements while ensuring service providers are upfront with information before contracts are signed.
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With the second phase of reconstruction set to begin on Third Street East next week, the public is welcome to attend a pre-construction meeting scheduled for tomorrow (April 12) at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
The regular monthly meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held April 3 at Donald Young School in Emo.
At the meeting, the board received a presentation on last year’s Young Women’s Conference as well as one on Challenge 2011.
The 12th-annual Young Women’s Conference was held last May 27-29 at Luther Village near Sioux Narrows.