There seems to be plenty of interest from those wanting to sit on the board of directors of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.
At the Chamber’s general membership meeting last Tuesday, a new slate of officers and director nominees was announced.
But due to the number of nominees in each category, a vote is necessary to determine who will sit on the board in 2014.
Highway 11 near Windy Point Bridge in Watten Township is closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident.
OPP arrived on scene at 4:40 p.m. today.
The highway remains closed while emergency crews respond and police conduct their investigation.
Road closure updates are available by calling 511.
Do not call the OPP communication centre for road closure information.
Paper machine #7 at the Resolute Forest Products mill here has been idled indefinitely as of today.
PM7 had been idled in April and then restarted in mid-July, when 50-60 workers were brought back to work on a temporary basis.
Snow is likely tonight, with five-10 cm (two-four inches) of accumulation possible.
Look for an overnight low of minus-seven C (19 F) and east winds at 15 m.p.h., gusting up to 20 m.p.h.
More snow is forecast for tomorrow, with another five-10 cm (two-four inches) possible.
Expect a high of minus-four (25) and low around minus-12 (11), along with east winds at 10-15 m.p.h.
The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas luncheon next Monday (Dec. 9) in Hallett Hall at Rainycrest.
Tickets, which cost $14 each, are available at the hospital gift shop, Shoppers, and Pharmasave.
Draws also will be made during the luncheon for $1,000, a quilt, and $500.
Tickets for the draw are $3 each or two for $5.
The “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It) self-esteem and empowerment retreat for young women is one of 30 small budget semi-finalist ideas in the Aviva Community Fund competition.
“I Am Awesome!” is a four-day event held in Northwestern Ontario that nurtures self-esteem and confidence in girls aged 10-14.
With tomorrow being the final day of “Movember,” Boston Pizza here will be wrapping up the special month with a “Movember ’Stache Bash” starting at 8 p.m.
This year, four local men registered for Boston Pizza’s “Movember” competition—and have been growing soup strainers all month long.
Proving the nay-sayers wrong, the stationary parade for the “Festival of Frost” now is sporting 15 floats—a handful more than last year.
Floats range from Knox United Church, which will feature different sets of carollers all day long, to David Loewen’s living nativity scene.
The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club, for one, will have a portable campfire on its float and serve up smores.
A Seine River First Nation man has been charged in connection with a death last November at the Mid-Town Motel here.
The OPP yesterday arrested and charged Peter Deafy, 26, with second-degree murder.
The accused is in police custody, and was to appear in court here today.
On Nov. 2, 2012 around 9:15 a.m., OPP officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a motel employee.
One of the local Lions Peace Poster winners has gone on to the next level of competition.
The poster created by Maggie LeMesurier of Robert Moore School made it through the district level of judging and has advanced to the multiple district level.
If the 13-year-old makes it through that level, her poster will continue onto the international level.
This year’s theme was “Imagine.”