Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty is reminding all constituents, groups, and organizations in his riding that this Friday (June 12) is the deadline for applications to the federal government’s Community Adjustment Fund.
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Robert Zanette and staff from Thunder Bay presented an open house/information session here May 22 in support of the new condo project proposed for the Town of Fort Frances.
The session was held at the Civic Centre, and was well-attended.
“We are so pleased, we are now planning to come back and do it all over again,” Zanette said.
“We’re going to build an abattoir,” Steve Loshaw announced to spontaneous applause last night during the annual meeting of the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc. at the Barwick Hall.
After hosting an open house yesterday to answer people’s questions about the proposed La Verendrye Parkway Village condominium project, Thunder Bay developer Robert Zanette now will have to wait and see if enough of them want to buy units in the next few weeks before taking the next step.
Residential taxpayers likely will be looking at a 1.1 percent tax increase after town council approves the 2009 budget at its June 8 meeting.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board is scheduled to get a preliminary budget update for the 2009-10 school year at its regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. via teleconference in the St. Francis School library.
With “year one” calculations now in, the Rainy River District School Board is reporting success so far with the implementation of its $2.6-million Energy Retrofit and Renewal Program.
The project, in partnership with Honeywell Inc., had the board investing to make school buildings more energy-efficient, with a 10-year payback period to recover the capital upfront costs.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said the town is putting pressure on the provincial government to approve “Connecting Link” funding for the reconstruction of Scott Street from Reid Avenue to Colonization Road East.
“We’ve got a contract we have in limbo right now because we’ve got no approval,” he noted. “Time is wasting because the construction season is right here.
A public meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday (April 29) to explain details of the $5.4-million Portage Avenue, Nelson Street, and Victoria Avenue truck route upgrade starting early next month, which will see the town improve the roads, as well as sewer and water, in relation to AbitibiBowater’s biomass boiler project.
Public elementary occasional teachers, members of the Rainy River Occasional Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), have reached a tentative agreement with the Rainy River District School Board.
Details of the agreement will be available following a members’ ratification vote.