Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Mill manager served orders by fire service

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service has been working with personnel at the Resolute mill for the past few months related to fire safety issues at the Fort Frances site.
There was a high level of optimism that the sale of the mill was imminent and that many of the safety issues would be resolved by the sale of the site to a new owner.

Send in Santa letters

With Christmas just over a month away, the Fort Frances Times is looking for children’s letters to Santa.
The Times is getting ready to publish its annual Christmas greetings edition on Dec. 17.
If you would like your child’s letter to Santa to be included, we need it by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Floats needed for Santa parade

The second-annual “Festival of Frost” here next Saturday (Nov. 29) is shaping up to be very cool indeed, including a parade based on the hit movie, “Frozen.”
But the 57th-annual “Parade of Lights” will be a lot more magical if more groups and businesses would enter floats.

Halvorsen among ‘Top 20’

Angela Halvorsen was among 20 regional women honoured last Thursday by the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO).
The business investment officer at Rainy River Future Development Corp. was named as one of the PARO Top 20 in 20 awards at the “Exceed the Vision” gala in celebration of PARO’s 20th Anniversary in Thunder Bay.

Winter freeze of mill a major concern

With winter’s chill gripping Borderland already, concerns are running high about how the local mill will survive the season without heat and remain saleable.
“I know there’s been a lot of interest expressed in the community, by residents, regarding the health and safety factor of the facility not being heated in the winter time,” said Mayor Roy Avis yesterday.

Infrastructure funding doled out

The Town of Fort Frances will be getting an annual allocation of $165,000 a year for 2014-2016 under the new permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), which is meant to provide a steady source of predictable, long-term funding.
Other recipients and the amount of annual funding they’ll receive, includes:
•Township of Alberton ($25,000);
•Township of Atikokan ($79,400);

'Don't waste opportunity,' says Unifor to Wynne

Unifor is calling on the Wynne government to ensure an opportunity to expand and strengthen Ontario’s recovering forestry sector is not lost.
“We are frustrated that plans to save a closed pulp mill in Fort Frances currently owned by Resolute Forestry are needlessly floundering,” said Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

‘Adopt-an-Angel’ program returns

Help make a child’s Christmas bright this year.
The Kenora & Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services’ “Adopt-an-Angel” program is kicking off for its 12th year.

Library hosting meet and greet

The Fort Frances Public Library is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. for people who might be interested in joining the board.
“There are a few people who have indicated they are interested and we’re hoping to have a few more people come out, have some refreshments, and speak to the board members,” explained library CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour.

Forestry rally shows fighting spirit

“Our jobs. Our trees. Our forest. Our future.”
It was the chant heard loud and clear in downtown Fort Frances at noon yesterday as 200 people of all ages took to the street with signs in hand to fight for the right to have a share of the Crossroute wood supply and to keep the local mill heated over the winter.

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