A letter to the editor in last week’s Times, criticizing council for hiring a U.S.-owned company to do several construction jobs here this summer, prompted the town to explain its procurement policy and clarify that area subcontractors also are benefiting from the work.
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Our housing sector can cause huge problems for our economy, but also traditionally it leads us out of recession.
Residential investment, which is triggered, of course, by new housing starts, makes up a large chunk of the fluctuating part of the business cycle.
Deer should be less of a nuisance at the Fort Frances Airport this fall after the town recently landed federal funding for wildlife control fencing there.
Looking for a means to control deer getting on the runway, the town had applied for funding this spring under Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
Due to unforeseen technical issues, the Fort Frances Power Corp. won’t be making the transition to time-of-use (TOU) rates until further notice.
“There will be a delay with our time-of-use roll-out,” said FFPC president and CEO Joerg Ruppenstein, explaining there are information technology-related “system integration issues.”
Ever since the end of the Second World War, strip malls have been the commercial-retail centre of suburbia.
We in North America drove to these strip malls that were placed along a main road, just outside of city centres.
People flocked to these malls for grocery shopping, perhaps to leave clothes to be dry cleaned, or to go to barber shops or movie theatres.
No one is laughing when they do grocery shopping as prices have climbed by a whopping 10 percent in recent months.
Companies are passing on the higher costs of inputs, such as corn-based products, which have risen by more than 30 percent in the past year.
There have been other comparable upswings in prices.
The Town of Fort Frances is waiting on funding before making any decisions on the banning of plastic bags here.
The decision bye council was reiterated at Monday evening’s town council meeting in response to a proposed by-law submitted by the Township of Emo for review and recommendations, that would see single-use plastic shopping bags banned.
Family and Children’s Services of the District of Rainy River and Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services are pleased to announce their official amalgamation.
As of July 1, 2011, the new agency will become Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services.
Given the news recently, it is obvious that all too frequently corporations either accidentally or by design have failed to act properly.
This has jeopardized the entire financial community and the total economy. Investment is crucial for the economy to function correctly.
As Ontario’s wood supply competition comes to a close, three more forestry companies have accepted offers, creating 55 new jobs and protecting 741 existing jobs.
AbiBow Canada Inc. in Fort Frances has accepted a wood supply offer of 317,500 cubic metres per year of merchantable and unmerchantable spruce, pine, fir, white birch and poplar.