Saturday, May 23, 2015


NDP slam slashed FedNor spending

The Conservatives’ decision to cut spending at FedNor is punishing the economy of Northern Ontario and hurting growth in the region.
Local MP John Rafferty, the NDP’s critic for FedNor, hosted a press conference yesterday to share the Library of Parliament’s findings on the FedNor budget.

Acadia deal backed

Unifor Local 324 members at Acadia Broadcasting in Fort Frances voted unanimously in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement last night.
“Our members at Acadia Broadcasting were pleased with the monetary gains and key language improvements achieved in this new four-year deal,” said Unifor national representative Stephen Boon.

Weekend looking to be warm

It will be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low of six C (44 F) and southwest winds at five-10 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will be sunny and warm, with a high of 24 (76) and low around seven (45).
Expect continued southwest winds at five-10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.
Sunday also will be mainly sunny but with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Books needed for sale

Don’t have much planned this weekend?
Why not take a few minutes to round up some of those books you haven’t read in a while and donate them to a good cause?
The “Friends of the Library” will hold its annual book sale next Saturday (May 30) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.
The public is being urged to drop donations off at the library right now.

Road work delayed

The closure of King’s Highway for construction has been delayed until Tuesday afternoon.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said Bay City Contracting Inc. still is busy setting up the temporary watermain to service the residential and commercial properties within the construction zone.

Sunshine for weekend

It will be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low of minus-one C (31 F).
Expect northwest winds at five-10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 21(70) and low around eight (47).
Look for light northwest winds to become westerly by evening.
More sunshine is forecast for Saturday, along with a high of 22 (73) and low again dipping to eight (47).

Charges laid over graffiti

Two people are facing charges stemming from the spray-painting of various graffiti “tags” over numerous buildings, signs, doors, and other objects in Fort Frances.
The actions of these individuals date back to the beginning of April.
A total of 11 charges of mischief under $5,000 have been laid by police relating to these multiple incidents.

Mine ceremony touts ‘teamwork’

Though some work already has been underway at New Gold’s Rainy River Project site north of Barwick, an official ground-breaking ceremony was held Friday atop the land where the open pit mine is set to be developed.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the New Gold personnel, community leaders, and government reps who were bused to the site for the special event.

Young hockey player gives selflessly

When Emo native Bob Cooke passed away last September, it had an enormous impact on the lives of others in the community.
This was especially true for eight-year-old Teagan Wrolstad of Fort Frances.

Causeway focus of new exhibit

The Noden Causeway is turning 50 this year—a milestone the Fort Frances Museum is marking with its newest exhibit.
“The Story of the Noden Causeway” opened on the main floor gallery this week and will be there through August.
An opening reception is slated for June 24.

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