Despite the continued struggle of the economy, along with the lure of “big-city” shopping and the convenience of online buying, it seems many residents are making their Christmas purchases right here at home and supporting local businesses.
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With plans to have a mine and associated gold-processing plant operating by the end of 2015 at its Rainy River Gold Project north of Barwick, Rainy River Resources will be busy in the new year.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has filled its slate of officers for 2012 following nominations at its fall general meeting here last Thursday.
Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce it has signed an option agreement to acquire the mineral rights for 10 contiguous patented mining claims, totalling roughly 110 hectares (272 acres), from Larry O. Stahn, a private owner residing in Emo.
Most user fees will jump by three percent in the new year although some will be rising more as the town strives to generate more revenue to run its landfill.
At a special meeting Monday, council voted 4-3 in favour of bags tags staying at $2 for a second-straight year as opposed to going up to $2.25.
As exploration at the Hammond Reef Gold Project near Atikokan continues, and the environmental assessment process carries on, a team also is working on a socio-economic study to see how the potential mine could affect the district.
But bag tags staying same
Most user fees will be going up in the new year after town council approved a schedule at a special meeting yesterday afternoon.
Every division took a thorough look at the user fees prior to the committee of the whole meeting, and the majority of them will be hiked by three percent as per the Consumer Price Index.
The government’s proposed Healthy Homes Renovation tax credit will enable Ontario seniors to stay in their homes longer, benefit taxpayers by relieving pressures on long-term care home costs, and help create jobs and grow the economy.
Social media will play a greater role in promoting economic development in the town’s future, regional economic developer Geoff Gillon of the Rainy River Future Development Corp. told council Monday evening.
Responding to the demands of an aging population wanting to stay in their homes for longer, Sunset Medical Supply has opened its doors here in Fort Frances.
“We’re certainly excited about this going forward,” said local pharmacist Kim Metke, owner of Pharmasave on Scott Street where Sunset Medical Supply has set up shop.