The Northwestern Health Unit is conducting a telephone survey with a random sample of area residents.
The survey, which began yesterday, will be conducted by independent research firm Oraclepoll Research, based out of Sudbury, Ont.
It will be clear tonight, with an overnight low of zero C (32 F) and northeast winds at five-10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will be sunny but cool, with a high of just 16 (61) and low around minus-one (30).
Expect continued northeast winds at five-10 m.p.h.
Friday also will be sunny, with a high of 20 (68) and low dipping to six (43).
The Rainy River District OPP would like to advise the public that Highway 502 remains closed to all traffic due to a road washout.
The heavy rainfall over the long weekend washed out a section about 11 km north of the Highway 11 junction.
The MTO has been advised and is attending the issue.
The public will be notified when the highway is re-opened.
The local Kiwanis Club will hold a “Spring for Spaghetti” dinner next Wednesday (May 29) to raise funds in support of its projects.
The supper will run from 5-7 p.m. at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids aged six-12 (those five and under are free).
The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Boisvert to the position of director of education and secretary to the board, effective Sept. 1.
Boisvert succeeds Mary-Catherine Kelly, who retires this year following a highly-successful career as board director.
It’s finally a reality—the Rainy River Locum House is up, operating, and occupied.
There still is some landscaping and exterior work to finish when warm weather finally arrives, but our communities have succeeded in making this dream a reality.
Congratulations to all those hard-working volunteers.
When Ilka Milne heard about the mousetrap car competitions other schools and science clubs have held in the U.S., she thought it might be something her Grade 9 tech class could do here.
“It’s a pretty open-ended activity,” the Fort Frances High School teacher explained.
“They have to power a car using only a mousetrap.”
With a new six-unit apartment complex proposed to be built on Eighth Street facing some opposition, the manager of native housing for Wahkaihganun Futures Corp. wanted to clear the air on some of the misconceptions he has heard.
Fort Frances native James Fontana has retired as a presiding justice of the Ontario Court of Justice after reaching the age of 75.
“Once you hit 75, you’re out,” he explained last week, noting his last day in court was April 30.
But Fontana didn’t necessarily feel ready to retire.
“I still feel I have all my marbles,” he chuckled. “I feel I could keep going. . . .
Fort Frances resident Sylvie Matthews and her friend Angie Rice, from Minot, N.D., were drawn to helping women reinvent their lives.
So back in December, they founded the “Sisterhood of Reinvention,” which is comprised of “entrepreneurial-minded women who embody creativity and a passion for making the world a better place with the work they dream of doing.”