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Family Day events slated

Family Day events will be taking place in municipalities across the district this Monday (Feb. 20).

Here in town, activities will take place at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

They include family magnet-making from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Drop in anytime with a picture of your family to create a unique magnet.

Bridge plan review set

The Transportation Environmental Study Report for the replacement of the international bridge at Rainy River/Baudette will be available for public review from Feb. 21-March 23.

The report can be viewed at the Rainy River Public Library or the Town of Rainy River clerk's office, as well as at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's office in Thunder Bay.

Festival deadline nearing

The deadline for entries in the 77th-annual Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is fast approaching.

Those interested in participating have until next Friday (Feb. 24) to submit their forms.

“All are welcome to participate,” said festival committee chair David Schwartz.

Handi-van funding OK'd

Local MP Don Rusnak, on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities minister Amarjeet Sohi, this week announced Fort Frances will receive $46,259 in federal funding to replace one handi-van transit bus.

This project is part of a list of 79 projects across Ontario announced Feb. 10 under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).

Local church asking to dig well

The Church of the Holy Spirit is asking the town's permission to dig a well at the church's property at 1408 Eighth St. E.

In a letter from Eric Fagerdahl received by council at its regular meeting Monday night, he said the church will be applying to re-zone the property from “institutional" back to "residential” and sell it.

Carl's Eatery a triple winner

Carl's Eatery was the big winner at the 21st-annual Rainy River District Business Awards gala held last Thursday night at the Copper River Inn.

Not only did the restaurant—owned and operated by chef Carl Scott—win Business of the Year and the Customer Service Award (Business), but Carl's Eatery employee Caitlyn Morrison captured Employee of the Year.

Grammy gala a shining success

A year of planning has paid off for the local Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

While the final fundraising total for their first-ever “Pre-Grammy Awards Gala” here Saturday night still was being tallied as of press time today, organizers are confident they exceeded their $10,000 goal to buy new chairs for the Legion Hall.