The Fort Frances Chamber is putting together a new business directory, which it aims to have ready by the annual Home and Leisure show here on the first weekend of May.
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A partnership announced last Wednesday (Jan. 11) will boost Ontario’s forest industry and help strengthen the provincial economy.
The Ontario Forest Industries Association is the first participant in “Ontario Wood,” a new program designed to expand markets for Ontario wood products.
The program encourages Ontarians to buy local when choosing wood products.
Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. is pleased to provide an update on its Pipestone Project (formerly referred to as the “Straw Lake Project”) located 50 km north of Fort Frances.
A $5,284 financial request from the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship to offset arena rental charges may not get included in the 2012 town budget, according to some members of council.
Fort Frances Power Corp. customers might get a break on a line item on their hydro bills later this year.
That’s because the FFPC has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for permission to decrease its delivery charges beginning May 1.
While the possible reassessment of the mill property here will play a role in this year’s town budget, it will be quite a while before council and administration find out what the impact may be.
It’s budget time again and it looks like town council will have its work cut out for it, facing a preliminary operating budget shortfall of $301,266—representing a 3.1 percent residential overall increase.
The Rainy River District School Board will vote to approve revisions to its 2011-12 budget at tonight’s meeting here.
If approved, the revised budget will see an increase of $614,627 to $48,952,635.
Ontario is implementing changes it first announced in 2010, and reaffirmed in the 2011 budget, by strengthening the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) to help protect pensioners.
Beginning Jan. 1, the government will:
•establish a minimum assessment level of $250 for each covered plan;
•raise the base fee per plan member from $1 to $5;
Changes to the Ontario Building Code, effective Jan. 1, make it mandatory that new buildings be more energy-efficient.
As a “living document,” the Ontario Building Code changes frequently, but area contractors are encouraged to pay special attention to this major amendment, the town’s Chief Building Official Rick Hallam said last week.