With Christmas less than a month away, the local Salvation Army is preparing to help make the holidays a better time for many district residents.
Lt. Dennis Maybury said the need is even greater this time than last year, as between January and October of this year, the Salvation Army has had to help 51 new families access the food bank and family services.
Local residents, particularly seniors, will have access to several pieces of outdoor fitness equipment along the riverfront starting next spring.
Well-known for working diligently in the background for the simple pleasure of making life more enjoyable for themselves and others, sisters Florence Hill and Jane McLeod officially were honoured as the 2013 “Citizens of the Year 2013” here Monday night.
Following the Rainy River District School Board’s special committee of the whole meeting last Tuesday, several people expressed their ire over the recommendation to consolidate Donald Young, Sturgeon Creek, and Crossroads Schools in a new school in Emo.
Dave Goodman isn’t trying to pull any kind of snow job.
The president of the Borderland Snowmobile Club had a dire message Monday for those who want the snowmobile trails that wind throughout the club’s massive territory to stay open past this season.
“We need to beat the total of approximately 75 people who bought trail permits last year,” he noted.
A Seine River First Nation man has been charged in connection with a death last November at the Mid-Town Motel here.
The OPP today 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.
Rainy River District OPP detachments will be hosting their annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event on Saturday, Dec. 14.
With the assistance of their policing partners, the Treaty #3 Police and CN Police, officers will be outside Walmart, Safeway, and The Place in Fort Frances, as well as Cloverleaf in Emo and Beaver Mills in Rainy River, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
It will be mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-18 C (zero F).
Expected north winds at five-10 m.p.h., becoming light northeasterly after midnight.
Tomorrow will see a 20 percent chance of snowshowers, with a high of minus-eight (18) and low around minus-11 (13).
Winds will be calm, then becoming southeasterly at five m.p.h. in the afternoon.
Fort Frances council is in favour of the new billing model for OPP services.
Discussion of the new model was prompted last night by a request from the Township of Seguin to support a resolution against it.
Council declined to support that resolution and, in fact, might send a resolution back to Seguin indicating their support of the new model.
Sisters Jane McLeod and Florence Hill officially will be honoured as the 2013 “Citizens of the Year” at tonight’s council meeting.
Both will attend the meeting, at which time others will speak as to why they were deserving of the honour.
The sisters also will be presented with plaques.