Whether you call it a community service or an environmental crusade, those who participated in cleaning up several hundred feet of Biddeson Creek here last Saturday agreed it was the right thing to do.
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Plans to build a peat plant here are, for the most part, progressing to the satisfaction of Normiska Corp. president and CEO David Graham.
In a brief phone conversation from his Toronto office yesterday afternoon, Graham said ongoing activity at the company’s property along McIrvine Road is still centered around site preparation.
It’s about that time of year again when Fort High students blitz the town for garbage, with their annual spring cleanup slated to start May 5.
The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition wants to measure how safe people feel our community is for youth, and it’s turning to the public for input.
The coalition’s Family and School Safety Committee is conducting a survey of what people perceive as safety issues or concerns for local youth.
With one officer transferred and the other unable to work due to medical reasons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has decided to close up its “storefront” office in Fort Frances.
And it may never reopen.
The fire department here could see some trimming as part of the town’s offer of golden handshakes to those employees within 10 years of retirement.
While he wouldn’t reveal how many firefighters were eligible for the early retirement option, Fort Frances CAO Bill Naturkach assured the community would not be affected if the packages go through.
Council decided meters weren’t the answer but the town is still working on a plan to free up more parking spaces along Scott Street for shoppers.
Now it’s hoping signs directing the public to the town-owned parking lots, as well as making information available as to their use, will work.
Riverside Health Care Facilities is refusing to say why former CEO Paul Brown has been replaced by Liz Clark, its assistant executive director of patient services.
Riverside announced abruptly yesterday that Clark would take over the helm as acting CEO until the position was filled permanently.
Waterbombers are the air detail of the Ministry of Natural Resources during a fire flap and come summer, they’ll be bigger, faster, and more efficient at doing their job across the province.
That’s because the MNR’s existing tanker fleet of nine CL-215 waterbombers is undergoing replacement by CL-415s.
The Boreal West Round Table, one of three involved in the “Lands for Life” process, has been given an extension to develop a Crown land use plan for Northwestern Ontario.
The original deadline had been set for this month but it has been extended until June 30—and may even be extended until sometime in the fall.