The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board would like to confirm that in conjunction with the $15 million provincial investment in capital that is proceeding across the district as listed below, a review of the current service delivery model was completed.
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In an article in yesterday's Times regarding applications for musicians to play at the Rainy Lake Square later this year, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. gave the wrong deadline for voting.
The public voting on musicians will begin Feb. 15 and end March 1, not April 9.
The Times regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Jan. 9, with 24 members in attendance.
The meeting was brought to order at 7 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton.
Minutes from the Dec. 12 general meeting and the Jan. 2 executive meeting were read and approved.
An initiation and welcome to Janet Fedoruk as a new member.
Members of Branch 26 of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), who work for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Northern Ontario, are standing with their American counterparts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), who currently are furloughed.
Plans are underway for the Business & Community Expo 2019, which is set for April 27-28 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
The event, sponsored by Tbaytel, will be held at the curling club for a fourth year.
“It's been a great location for us,” enthused Jennifer Soderholm, executive director of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.
The Rainy River Regional Abattoir committee will be taking a break with its “Catch the Ace” progressive raffle for a few months after the grand prize jackpot was won Friday night.
Richard Norman of Alberton was the lucky winner in the draw held at the Emo Legion. His ticket was drawn and he had selected envelope #17—which ended up containing the ace of spades.
The Rainy Lake Square once again will be a hub of activity and entertainment later this year—and local musicians will be part of it.
The town is continuing to work with a prospective buyer for the local pulp and paper mill—and is hopeful they'll make an offer to Resolute Forest Products in the coming months.
More doctors could be on the way.
Town council heard a verbal update Monday night from Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft regarding the physician recruitment and retention committee, which he said is “very dedicated” and continues to foster possible recruits.
“They're very active in pursuing general practitioners [GPs], general anaesthetists, [and] surgical doctors,” he noted.
The district's regional economic development organization no longer will have to worry about where its next dollar is coming from thanks to $2.25 million in funding from the federal government.