Thursday, April 24, 2014

News

Premier’s visit a ‘good signal’

Premier Kathleen Wynne will be in Fort Frances later tomorrow to speak to the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association membership, which is holding its annual general meeting here.

Input needed on new map

Community-based nominations are needed to create a National Geographic “Geotourism MapGuide” for the Northwestern Ontario and northeastern Minnesota, known collectively as the “Heart of the Continent.”

Mining procurement talk slated

Is your business ready to sell to the mining and prospecting industry?
That’s the theme of a seminar being held tomorrow (April 24) from 3-4 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
The talk will be led by retired Ministry of Northern Development and Mines geologist John Mason, who now is project manager (mining services) for the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission.

Work on causeway resumes

Rehabilitation work at the high-level bridge on the Noden Causeway has started for the season, initiating what is expected to be the final year of the project.
Traffic over the bridge has been reduced to a single lane, and speed limits are reduced during the construction period.
Traffic signals and flag personnel are on-site to ensure safe movement of traffic.

Town workers praised for exceptional job

With Public Works crews continuing to work daily on broken pipes and other problems stemming from the brutal winter season, town administration praised staff for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Town CAO Mark McCaig said Monday evening that the corporation would be remiss if it didn’t acknowledge the hard work and overtime hours Public Works has put in over the past few months.

Downtown Easter egg hunt set to go

The first-annual Community Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, organized by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, along with “The Shops on Scott Street,” is all set to go for this Saturday.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at Ink Spotz Apparel+ (279 Scott St.).

‘Jail or Bail’ challenge heating up

The gauntlet has been thrown down!
Tyler Cousineau of Gillons’ Insurance, the “top convict” for raising $670 in last year’s Voyageur Lions Club’s “Jail or Bail,” has sent out a challenge for others to raise more bail than he does this time around.

Town to use vote-by-mail

Local voters will once again be able to vote by mail in this fall’s municipal election.
Council passed a bylaw Monday evening which will provide for the vote-by-mail system to used in the Oct. 27 election.

Brand promises renewed spirit: mayor

Mayor Roy Avis is positive that the town’s new brand, Fort Frances Boundless, marks the start of a new era for the community.
“The identity we adopt today is not just a new logo; it is the promise of a renewed spirit in our community,” Mayor Avis said at Monday’s council meeting.
“This is just the beginning of the story, much is yet to come,” he added.

Dawning of a new era

The Town of Fort Frances has adopted a new brand which knows no limits.

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