Just less than $100,000 in provincial funding will be going to Northwestern Independent Living Services Inc. in the Kenora/Rainy River Districts as a part of a $19.1 million fund to long-term care community programs.
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In an effort to offer their clients more “on-the-job” opportunities, the Fort Frances District Association for Community Living has taken on a retail venture.
“The Treasure Chest,” which opened its doors at 220 Scott St. on Monday, is a consignment outlet which offers quality used items (i.e. clothing, furniture and household appliances) on consignment or donated from the public.
The view driving west of town has become a little more eye-pleasing thanks to the Fort Frances Rotary Club.
The club recently paid to have the roadside from Taylor International Trucking to the railway crossing at Crozier mowed and trimmed.
“We wanted to make the approach to town more presentable,” Rotary member Bill Badiuk explained why the service group opted to do this.
Councillors will be meeting with a Fort Frances Firefighters Association representative July 27 to get input on a fire protection plan before it agrees to three firefighters taking the early retirement package.
At its regular meeting Monday, council reviewed a report during the in-camera session from the community services division on various options
Dilke resident Viorel “Vee” Sandru tried his hand with greenhouse vegetables when he first moved from Romania five years ago, but lately, he’s been up to something a little “fishier.”
After taking a two-year program in Aquaculture Technology through Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority, Sandru has been breeding and raising a strain of the common “fathead” minnow—the orange minnow.
After years of commercials and low-key parts in plays, Fort Frances native Susan Livingston has finally made it big, netting a regular role on a new television program, “Number One West.”
“Woo hoo,” Livingston, who is the daughter of Dan and Carol Livingston, exclaimed when she got the part a couple of weeks ago. “It’s a dream of mine, and I can hardly believe it!”
Taxpayers may be shelling out more dollars to elected municipal reps dealing with the added responsibility of the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, depending on where they live.
Amanda Roy and Angela Shoemaker have been in the business of raising rabbits for more than five months now—and things are really starting to hop.
Starting with one “unwanted” rabbit the girls adopted back in April, the pair now have 23 bunnies. The breeds now include lops, short-haired rexes, jack rabbits, dwarfs, and one angora.
Wicket clerks at the Canada Post office here no longer need to rely on postage manuals and calculators to keep track of business now that computers have been installed at the service counter.
The Fort Frances office was one of just 500 out of 8,000 Canada Post outlets across the country to get on the computer bandwagon—an upgrade brought about by a steady flow of business.
The stars were out in International Falls last Thursday night when 20 country music enthusiasts performed before a packed Roadhouse in hopes of being named the winner of the Jimmy Dean Country Showdown.
“Port Of Call,” a band from Duluth, Mn., came away with the top honours.