Monday, August 3, 2015


Girls’ retreat fundraiser set

“Music in the Park,” a fundraiser for the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” girls’ retreat, will take place next Thursday (Aug. 6) from 4-8 p.m. at the Emo Spray Park.
Some of this year’s retreat participants are getting together to put on a community event for the whole family to enjoy.

Keith looks forward to homecoming

The wait is almost over for both Duncan Keith and local hockey fans.
On Saturday, Keith will return to the town that gave him his hockey start with two much-anticipated pieces of hardware in tow.

Shortreed crowned as ‘Quest’ champ

Local talent stepped on stage here Friday night to give their best shot at the annual “Quest for the Best” singing contest.
The competition, emceed by Johnathan Price of 93.1 The Border, consisted of 20 acts—18 soloists and two duets.

New recycling units running

New upgrades to the town’s recycling transfer station should mean more efficiency, more money saved, and less mess for Public Works.
Two new stationary compactor units with properly-sized hoppers and four 40-cubic-yard roll-off containers now are operational at the Sixth Street West depot.

Draft of latest strategic plan being reviewed

The mill, condos, a casino, downtown parking, and expanding the landfill site are just a handful of items the town will be looking at over the next few years.
Following up on a day-long strategic planning session last month at Sunny Cove Camp, town council and administration met Monday afternoon to receive a draft of the newest strategic plan and approve a timeline for completing objectives.

Stanley Cup visit plans tweaked

The show is coming together.
Planning for Saturday’s arrival of Chicago Blackhawks’ defenceman and former Fort Frances resident Duncan Keith, along with his recently-won Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy, has been a work in progress.

Archaeological finds from mine site shared

District residents learned Friday that New Gold’s Rainy River project isn’t just about gold.
An “archaeology day,” held at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre from noon-4 p.m., shared information about archaeological findings on the project’s sites.

Downtown parking on council’s radar

Downtown parking and parking meters will be just one of dozens of issues members of council and town management will look at over the next three years as part of its strategic planning.

Bass tourney pleads for help

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship still is looking for volunteers to help out this weekend.
Kathy Cuthbertson, who sits on the board of directors, said there’s a shortage of hands involved with maintenance and take-down.
“We have enough people on docks and fish care. We have enough people in the bar,” she noted.

Outdoor fitness equipment installed along waterfront

If you’ve been walking along the waterfront this past week, you might have noticed something new.
One year after the town approved the project, two pieces of exercise equipment have been installed at the Sorting Gap Marina, just adjacent to the kids’ playground.
The equipment was paid for courtesy of a New Horizons grant the Northwestern Health Unit had received.

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