Friday, August 22, 2014

News

Fish fry set to go tomorrow

After a busy summer for the volunteer firefighters and residents in the Watten area dealing with high water levels, the Watten Fire Department is hosting their annual fish fry at Sunny Cove tomorrow from 4-8 p.m.
“It is one of our major fundraisers,” voiced Brian Angus, who sits on the board and also is one of the 12 volunteer firefighters for the unincorporated area east of Fort Frances.

Former chief has returned to speak at gathering

Wilfred Cyr, an official Ojibwe speaker and former Chief of North West Bay First Nation Reservation, is returning to visit the Borderland area from his present home in Oregon to share at the “Borderland Gatherings” events in Emo this coming week.

Conservancy talks mining concerns

An environmental-mining catastrophe in B.C. sparked discussion here during the Rainy Lake Conservancy’s (RLC) annual general meeting on Sunday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Business owners pleased with funding

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel will be demolished and redeveloped into the Rainy Lake Market Square in the future thanks to nearly $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and downtown business owners couldn’t be happier.

Town lands funds to redevelop old hotel site

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel will be demolished and redeveloped into a market square in the future thanks to nearly $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).

Town lands funding to tear down hotel, build market square

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel will be demolished and redeveloped into a market square in the future thanks to $997,500 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).
Mayor Roy Avis learned of the good news this afternoon after meeting with Northern Development and Mines minister Michael Gravelle during the 2014 Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference in London, Ont.

Sexual assault website launched

The Rainy River District Victim Services Program is trying to end sexual violence against men and women of all ages by creating a local Sexual Assault Network and recently launching a website to provide resources to those who need them.

Local files for trustee

Stephen Sinclair has filed to run as a Fort Frances trustee for the Rainy River District School Board in the upcoming municipal election.
“For the past several years, I have been very active in my school council, as well as being active with the Parent Involvement Committee,” he noted.
“I have a real heart for the education of our children,” Sinclair added.

Woman files for council

The first candidate for Fort Frances council in this fall’s municipal election has filed her nomination papers.
Charleen Mallory said it is something she has been thinking about since returning to town in April, 2013.
“I’m Fort Frances-born and bred,” she noted this morning in front of the museum, where she was selling some of her artistic creations as part of “Market Thursdays.”

Airport lands funding

Transport minister Lisa Raitt yesterday announced federal government is investing $36,173 for the purchase of a runway condition reporting system at the Fort Frances Airport.
This system will provide timely, accurate, and precise wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions.
Funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

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