Seniors Retirees Against Pension and Elder Abuse (SRAPEA) executive officers spoke to a full house at the Sister Kennedy Centre last Wednesday evening regarding serious issues dealing with Resolute Forest Products Ltd. pension fund deficits and the federal budget cuts affecting the Old Age Supplement.
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Town council on Monday night approved the timetable for planning out the 2013 municipal budget, which includes a meeting to garner public input slated for Sept. 24 (in conjunction with the regular council meeting that night).
The Portage Avenue underpass will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic twice next week as work gets closer to wrapping up that project.
The first closure will start next Tuesday (Sept. 18) at 7 a.m. and end the following day (Sept. 19) at 7 p.m., Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown told council Monday evening.
Ontario is launching the Northern Policy Institute to boost the northern economy and help provide a stronger voice to Northern Ontario.
The institute, an independent, not-for-profit organization, will monitor the implementation of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and make provincial policy recommendations for the region.
Are you an enterprising woman? Do you know an enterprising woman?
There is no better to way to be recognized than through the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise.
The nomination form is now available at www.enterprisingwomen.ca, with the deadline for nominations being Sept. 14.
Ron MacKinnon and Mark Caron are the new owners of the “Loving Touch Car Wash.”
The business partners purchased the car wash, located on the corner of Second Street East and Mowat Avenue, from Murray and Shelly Wepruk and Steve and Livia Lundon.
The overpass on Colonization Road East will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 9 a.m. next Tuesday (Sept. 4) so needed repairs can be done to the south-side expansion joint.
To repair it, workers must drill holes in the angle iron, put in grease nipple jerks, and pump epoxy grout in between the angle iron and the concrete because it has lost its bond.
Plans for the Town of Fort Frances and the local Kiwanis Club to partner on an off-leash dog park here are moving forward now that a steering committee has been established.
The ad hoc advisory committee held its first meeting yesterday to review terms of reference, which now will be submitted to town council for its approval.
The Town of Fort Frances and the Rainy River Future Development Corp. invite the public to view a newly-created photo blog that will showcase all of the great things about Fort Frances.
The blog displays photos of Fort Frances and local tourist attractions such as the Lookout Tower, the Hallett, Pither’s Point, and various parks around town.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board will be developing its first-ever strategic plan this fall.
It has hired SHS Consulting of Richmond Hill, which will be contacting stakeholders from across the district for input starting Sept. 6, CAO Dan McCormick said Monday.
Meanwhile, the board will start work on a strategic plan that weekend.