One motion was tabled, another was passed, a new motion was written but ignored, the passed motion was re-introduced and tabled, and a fourth motion was written and passed—all part of the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board’s latest attempt to select an apportionment formula.
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Two amphibious Twin Otter aircraft from the Ministry of Natural Resources base in Dryden, along with a helicopter for transporting fire crews, are on high alert at Fort Frances Airport as the fire hazard continues to creep up across the district.
Three more waterbombers are on alert in Kenora and Dryden should things heat up.
New legislation introduced by Municipal Affairs and Housing minister Tony Clement last Thursday will give voters more opportunity to show their teeth in local politics.
“It gives the people more input as to what they want to see,” said Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon.
The acquisition of a dialysis unit at La Verendrye hospital here took another step forward last week after local MP Robert Nault said the federal government will help fund the project.
Nault voiced his support Friday at the Business Improvement Area’s annual luncheon when Mayor Glenn Witherspoon asked whether Ottawa would be able to match funds raised locally for the unit.
As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz—“There’s no place like home.” And when you’re sick, being cared for close to home seems all the more important, too.
For cancer patients who can receive chemotherapy treatment at La Verendrye hospital here, the surroundings also have taken on the warm “fuzzies” of home.
Here are the results from the first two days of the annual Rainy River District Music and Drama Festival:
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•Contemporaray Ballad in Sacred Song Style for 10 and under—1. Kayla Lauzon (“Angels in the Night”) 2. Melissa Friesen and Annelise Hawrylak
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will focus on improving grade three/six test scores in reading and writing during annual testing, but not necessarily mathematics, after trustees approved it at last night’s meeting here.
During their annual luncheon at the Rainy Lake Hotel last Friday, the Business Improvement Association agreed to continue to endorse and contribute to a number of initiatives aimed at attracting tourists and entrepreneurs to Fort Frances.
“I was there to see they are very interested to make an effort to enhance Fort Frances as a place to go to,” Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said.
Agreeing to disagree.
That’s what came out of recent talks between the tourism and forestry sectors on so-called Resource Stewardship Agreements, which were discussed at length last Thursday at the annual spring meeting of the North Western Ontario Tourism Association in Morson.
A drive through Northwestern Ontario almost guarantees the sight of at least one Inukshuk, an Inuit tradition which is becoming one of many Canadian emblems.