The North West Region of the Ontario Provincial Police remembered its roots here last week as it honoured Cst. Kenneth Campbell, the first OPP officer in Fort Frances.
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The town would like to see the speed limit reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on King’s Highway between McIrvine Road and Keating Avenue weekdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m..
The reduced speed limit would go hand-in-hand with the new crosswalk that was set up between McDonald’s and A&W, which council formally legalized with a bylaw at last night’s regular meeting.
The Fort Frances Museum’s “Parlour Party” last Sunday was a place for children to play with replicas of old-fashioned toys and clothing.
And for local seniors like Kay Whalen, Evelyn Metke, and Edith Newman, it offered a chance to step back in time to recall the novelties of their childhood.
Niska Calm Wind, 16, Lance Vargas-Solis, 17, and Wasaskun Wuttunee, 20, aren’t taking lightly their approach to manhood. In fact, it could be said they’ve paddled for miles in order to get there.
Fort Frances Little Theatre is hoping to attract a good field of actors for its first production, “Cinderella Waltz,” with auditions slated next Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. upstairs at the museum.
Preparations are well underway for the grand opening of the new Fort Frances High School next Wednesday, with a tour of the state-of-the-art facility planned from 4-5:30 p.m.
The grand opening also will feature a ribbon-cutting in the school foyer, along with two other special stops at the library and the Townshend Theatre.
The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner Sept. 24 at La Place Rendez-Vous.
“The 75th went off quite well. It was great to see everyone out,” said Robin Wright, who took over as club president for 1999-2000 from Ken Allan that evening.
The Safe Communities Incentive Plan is paying off for about 140 district businesses but organizers are on the lookout for new recruits as the program enters its third year here.
“The next step, from now to January, will be to accept more registrations,” said SCIP co-ordinator Jeannette Cawston, who noted the program is striving to recruit 25 new members this coming year.
As rumours abound concerning the possible end to the so-called “fish war” between the province and Minnesota, Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton is concerned Ottawa may sell out to the U.S. in order to solve the dispute.
The government has to stop using “cookie cutter solutions” to solve Ontario’s health care problems, according to a resolution endorsed by the Northern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce at its annual meeting last week in Atikokan.