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Overpass to close for repairs

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.

Dog park plans moving ahead

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.

Photo blog created

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.

Flooding claim settled

Ontario and Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation have settled a century-old flooding claim that will help build a new relationship between the province and the community while strengthening the local economy and creating jobs.

The claim was settled through a collaborative and co-operative process between the First Nation and Ontario.

H2O Power opens local office

Community leaders and company associates were on hand last Wednesday afternoon as H2O Power officially opened its office and workshop here—located in the renovated shop wing of the former Fort Frances High School.

Company president Jim Gartshore noted he took shop class in that very spot many years ago and now he’s here to head the company.