Planning to sort through your wardrobe while doing a little spring cleaning this weekend?
Looking to trade some gently-used clothes and get some newer outfits in return?
In the spirit of Earth Day, the Fort Frances Museum is organizing a clothing swap for Wednesday, April 24.
The Canadian Red Cross is asking Rainy River District residents for donations of yarn to be used to make toques and mitts for local children in need, as well as for knitters who might be interested in offering their skills.
Local businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals will be participating in the annual “Day of Pink” next Wednesday (April 10)—the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, and Transphobia in schools and communities.
In contrast to last year, the Ministry of Natural Resources fire season officially began April 1 with no active fires to report.
“I think it’s significant that we’re starting the fire season with no active fires,” said Northwest Region fire information officer Deb MacLean.
Ontario’s “sunshine list” was released last Thursday and once again, it appears education and health care salaries comprise the bulk of those earning $100,000-plus in the region.
For the fourth consecutive year, the average salary on the list has declined. For 2012, the average salary over $100,000 across all sectors decreased to $127,525 from $127,566 in 2011.
To help deal with its 2013 budget shortfall, the Town of Fort Frances has made staffing reductions.
The projected savings for the town’s operating budget will be $346,745.26 for the rest of this year, and going forward will save $507,715.60 each year starting in 2014.
A Superior Court of Justice hearing regarding the “two-chain shore allowance” wrapped up at the Fort Frances Courthouse last Thursday evening, but it could be a while before any ruling is made.
Housing lots in the proposed “Huffman” residential subdivision on Williams Avenue soon may be put up for sale.
Not happy yet with the bottom line of the 2013 budget, town council will take a harder look at reducing services and increasing user fees.
The 2013 budget currently shows a deficit of about $388,000.
Additionally, council believes Resolute Forest Products will appeal the assessment of the mill here in the future, looking for a further reduction in taxes for 2013 or in years ahead.
Mine Centre School will be awarded the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” at tonight’s regular meeting for its nutrition programs.
The school is committed to offering students food and beverage choices that will enhance learning, contribute to healthy growth and development, and cultivate life-long healthy eating habits.