After staging a second successful “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” back in January, the local Alzheimer’s Society once again is planning a fundraiser with the focus on food.
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FORT FRANCES—Mark Heyens of Stratton and Jamie Pryde of Fort Frances both have proved you don’t have to be from the city to become a fashion model.
Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Ken Boshcoff is frustrated by the inaction of the Conservative government to address serious challenges faced by the local forest industry and exporters across the country due to the surging value of the Canadian dollar.
“I think we’re doing extremely well [financially] this year,” president Colleen Vennechenko said as she opened the Emo Chamber of Commerce meeting held Monday night at the Emo Inn.
“I don’t think we’ve been spending the money or doing the advertising that we’ve been doing in the past,” she noted. “But that’s something we definitely should be doing right now and in the future.”
Although attendance at the “Spirit of Christmas” was down slightly from last year, the 13th-annual event on Sunday at La Place Rendez-Vous raised more than $13,000, which will be shared between the local branch of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Fort Frances “Community Chest.”
The Little Beaver Snow Park was full of Irish cheer Saturday evening as the Fort Frances Public Library’s “Building for the Future” campaign staged its successful “Celtic Connection” fundraiser.
The sold-out event raised about $2,300 for the new library, campaign chair Mark Kowalchuk noted Monday, bringing their fundraising total to over $421,000.
FORT FRANCES—With news last week that about 800 workers at Buchanan Forest Product sawmills in Northwestern Ontario will be laid off as of Friday (Nov. 16), some area businesses will feel the impact hard.
FORT FRANCES—“Cross often? Make it simple, use NEXUS.”
That catch-phrase will apply to Borderland residents next year as an enrolment centre and travel lane for NEXUS, a program designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States, are expected be opened in International Falls.
Several district businesses and individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievement Saturday night during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 12th-annual business awards gala at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Women across Northwestern Ontario will benefit from a new digital mammography unit that was installed last week on the Ontario Breast Screening Program’s Mobile Coach, thanks to an investment of close to $1 million from Cancer Care Ontario and the Northern Cancer Research Foundation.