Even though Natalie MacMaster was the first to perform in the new Townshend Theatre, she didn’t receive the first standing ovations in the facility—those were reserved for John Dutton and Carol Lyons.
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Carol Lyons, a member of the Community Auditorium Volunteer Committee, stepped forward last week to address queries over the $50 price tag for tickets for the gala grand opening of Townshend Theatre next week.
The tone of the interview yesterday with Natalie MacMaster was casual to say the least.
Although she was doing a business call from London, Ont., it seemed as if she was calling a friend from the kitchen in her home on Cape Breton Island as her first words into the phone were, “Hi, it’s Natalie.”
Usually, pain is not a symptom of breast cancer, making breast health awareness all the more important for women.
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Rainy River District Breast Health Network will host its third “Luncheon of Hope” on Oct. 23.
“It smells pretty good!”
That was how Bruno Seppala of Fort Frances summed up his thoughts on the Water Pollution Control Plant after a guided tour of the upgraded facility during a public open house there last Thursday.
Several classrooms in the old Westfort portion of the new Fort Frances High School have been getting a little wet lately due to a leaky roof.
“They’ve re-roofed a part of the old school and there’s a leak where water is draining down through to the old roof and then coming out at a spot different from that of the leak,” FFHS principal Terry Ellwood this yesterday morning.
Council seemed confident the procedures manual it adopted at Monday night’s meeting for the Townshend Theatre would “protect the town’s investment.”
The stretch of King’s Highway between Keating Avenue and McIrvine Road has become a safety concern for the town with the number of high schoolers now crossing the roadway there during the lunch hour.
The issue was brought up to council at Monday night’s regular meeting through a letter from Dennis Brunn, chairman of the Rainy River District School Board.
The Fort Frances Clinic will make its presence known in southern Ontario later this month in an effort to lure recently-graduated doctors to practise in Northwestern Ontario.
Technically called the “health professional recruitment team,” the group—led by clinic administrator Maureen Gartshore—will head to universities in Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, London, and Toronto on Sept. 27.
Despite only being open for a week and a day, complaints about a lack of parking space at the new Fort Frances High School already has prompted the Rainy River District School Board to take action.