Weechi-it-te-win Family Services has been working hard over the past three years to find the right property to relocate its former TLC/TFC programs, now known as the Ganawendaasowin Assessment Program (GAP) and Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program (GTP).
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Community and business leaders from across the north, together with economic development experts from around the world, gathered in Thunder Bay on June 13-14 for the regional economic development summit, “Think North II,” hosted by the Ontario government.
Following an all-day session at Sunny Cove Camp last Thursday, a strategic plan outlining Fort Frances council’s priorities for the next three-and-a-half years should be ready to be released to the public in the next month or so.
The Rainy River District School Board last night passed a balanced budget of $48,388,008 for the 2011-12 school year.
“This is a budget that is based on enrolment—it drives everything we do as far as services that we provide and funding that comes in,” Superintendent of Business Laura Mills said in a presentation at the special board meeting.
Fort Frances town council and administration will map out a strategic plan covering the remainder of its term during a session tomorrow at Sunny Cove Camp.
Slated to run from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., they will meet to discuss issues and set objectives.
Some of this discussion will be based on input provided by local stakeholders, which the town had put out a call for last month.
Six local First Nations are getting into the helicopter business.
The local BIA’s “Market Thursdays” kicked off last week with one vendor setting up shop on the sidewalk in front of the old Rainy Lake Hotel on Scott Street.
“I think it went well,” noted Richard Boileau, a member of the BIA’s promotions committee.
“It seemed to be busy.”
Town council will throw some financial support behind Canada Day celebrations again this year.
After having heard safety concerns from the BIA about the vacant Rainy Lake Hotel, the town will address some of the issues brought forth.
In a report to council last night, Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig wrote that some of the exterior signs and lamp posts have fallen into ill repair, and should be addressed in the interest of public health and safety.
Town council and administration will meet with Rainy River Resources next month to determine if the mining company foresees any demand for the development of residential lots in Fort Frances over the next five years.