Residents of communities in Northern Ontario have been very outspoken in recent days at the joint decision by the Ontario government and Ontario Northland Transportation Commission to dissolve the services of the financially-strapped carrier, and what this will mean for the communities that have relied on its services for nearly a century.
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Ontario students, who hope to find a summer job they love, will have a chance to be their own boss this summer thanks to the Summer Company program.
Summer Company is a unique program which assists young entrepreneurs with starting and running their own eight- to 12-week business over the summer.
Town council is getting rid of both the Children’s Complex and Recreation Advisory committees due to lack of public interest.
In a report from Community Services manager George Bell received by council Monday night, he noted town clerk Glenn Treftlin recently had completed another round of advertising for vacant committee appointments to a variety of advisory committees.
A public meeting to discuss a local committee’s recommendation regarding future use of the vacant Rainy Lake Hotel is scheduled for next Wednesday (April 18) at 7 p.m. at the Legion here.
Mayor Roy Avis will make a presentation regarding the Ontario government’s decision to close Ontario Travel Information Centres (OTIC) in Sunset Country at tonight’s regular council meeting.
The closures of seven centres—in Fort Frances, Rainy River, Kenora, Fort Erie, Hill Island, Prescott, and Cornwall—were announced in the 2012 budget.
They are to take effect April 30.
Allan Katz started his new job as CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. here Monday, replacing Wayne Woods, who had held the position since 1999.
Katz spent Monday and Tuesday meeting staff, as well as touring La Verendrye Hospital, Rainycrest Long-term Care, and the health centres in Emo and Rainy River.
Rainy River Resources Ltd. has signed a Participation Agreement (PA) with area First Nations with respect to the development and operation of its Rainy River Gold Project in Rainy River District.
Change is on the way at Knox United Church in Fort Frances.
Easter is a time of year for new beginnings, and the members of Knox are excited about a new beginning to redesign the building to make it accessible.
After extensive consultation with members and community users, it was decided to redesign the entire building, leaving the sanctuary intact.
Fort Frances will be updating its open air burning bylaw, and introduce short-form wording so tickets can be issued on-site to violators.
Fire Chief Frank Sheppard made a written request to town council, asking that the bylaw be updated.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is standing up for jobs in Northwestern Ontario by introducing a motion intended to speed up economic growth in the “Ring of Fire.”