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Family Centre addresses homeless problem here

Since the end of January, the Fort Frances Family Centre on Scott Street has ensured there is a warm place for homeless people to go at night to keep them out of the cold.

Up until Feb. 19, the centre stayed open 24/7. But now that the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau has opened its doors as a “warming centre” for three nights a week, the centre has stayed open for the other four.

'Shamrock' tea coming up

The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual “Shamrock” tea and bake sale on Friday, March 15 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the hospital cafeteria.

There will be baking and goodies for sale, and a draw also will take place on a beautiful hand-made table designed and constructed by Don Manty.

Admission is $5, with tickets available at Gillons' in Emo or at the door.

Beware of slush on lakes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public to plan ahead when it comes to recreational snowmobiling. In the past few weeks there has been a surge in calls for help from stranded sledders on local lakes.

The substantial snowfall this winter has produced extreme slush conditions wreaking havoc on area lakes.

Fire victim identified

Members of the Kenora OPP, the Marine and Trails Unit (MTU), and the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating a fatal fire on Lake of the Woods.

On Monday, Feb. 18 around 1 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of a structure on fire on Kendal Inlet Road on Lake of the Woods.