Following a successful conclusion to the construction of the East-West Tie Line, the Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force now is celebrating a decision by the Ontario Energy Board to correct a historical barrier to getting power to new mines and mills in Northwestern Ontario.
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“Where Have All the Flowers Gone” was written by Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson in 1955 and 1960.
This song is about the missing flowers that young women picked for their husbands who had gone to war. Not returning, the young women placed the picked flowers on their husbands' graves.
Canada Post has issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson, thought to be the first black letter carrier in Canada.
Jackson earned his appointment to the civil service in 1882 but faced racism from his colleagues, media, and members of the public as he pursued what ultimately turned out to be a successful 36-year career with the postal service.
The local Kiwanis Club won't be holding a Good Friday breakfast for a second-straight year but it is open to passing the torch to any other group wanting to host the event.
Kiwanian Diane Maxey said she brought up the subject to her fellow Kiwanians last Thursday evening and they decided that maybe someone else would want to take it over.
With the Fort Frances mill at the centre of recent controversy, Unifor has weighed in on the issue—calling on the province to facilitate talks for the successful sale and re-start of the mill.
In a statement to the Fort Frances Times on Friday, local MPP Greg Rickford indicated all parties involved in the potential sale and re-start of the Resolute mill here have to have access to all levels of government and provincial ministries.
It's time to cast your vote as to which local performers you would like to see play at the Rainy Lake Square later this year.
Seven different solo/duo artists and groups are competing to be a part of 2019 concert series.
Online voting opened Friday to determine performers for two of those concert dates, with voting to end March 1.
Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.
The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.
In a statement to the Fort Frances Times earlier today, local MPP Greg Rickford indicated all parties involved in the potential sale and re-start of the Resolute mill here have to have access to all levels of government and provincial ministries.
It's a little over two months since the new town council was sworn in, and since that time the future of the local mill has been the biggest blip on its radar.
“Our main focus has been to work co-operatively with both Resolute Forest Products and The Repap Group to achieve a sale of the Fort Frances mill,” Mayor June Caul said at Monday night's council meeting.