Funding to replace Kehl bridge was recently announced and Alberton Township is hoping to finish the project before the end of the construction season this year.
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An American organization visited Fort Frances last week to raise awareness surrounding a threat to local waterways and the environment.
The Save the Boundary Waters campaign held an information session in the Shaw conference room at the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday evening (Aug. 14.)
While some votes may be split between the NDP and Liberal Party in the federal election this fall, it appears the Progressive Conservatives will face a similar challenge.
Brian and Carla Harris, Carole and Randy Wilde, Ray Stewart, and Terry Tysz of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendar draw for the week of Aug. 11-17.
Other winners for that week included Louise Leduchowski, Sandy and Tom Morden and Gerry Andrews of Atikokan.
The Ontario government is taking action to address concerns from hunters on how the province manages its moose population to ensure sustainability and hunting opportunities for future generations.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers want to remind everyone that unsafe hunting practices like shooting on or across a road and having loaded firearms in vehicles, pose a serious threat to the public and other hunters.
At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.
There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.
Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.
There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.
Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament (Thunder Bay-Rainy River), last week announced that the Government of Canada is providing almost $800,000 in funding to Seine River First Nation for two projects that will help improve the promotion and preservation of local culture and heritage.
Seine River First Nation in Northwestern Ontario will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $1.15 million in support of two local projects.