It could have been dubbed “the great escape” as 25 women from across Northwestern Ontario set up camp at Trail’s End Lodge last weekend to focus on their favourite pastime—quilting—without having to put up with the normal day-to-day interruptions.
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After spending more than a year just finding out if it could become a reality, the Community Care Access Centre’s 310-INFO call centre should be up and running by January.
The purpose of the call centre is so anyone within the Rainy River and Kenora districts can gain instant access to information about health care organizations in their area.
When considering what “kits” one might have lying around the house, first aid and bicycle repair models probably are among the first which come to mind.
But for local residents Gord Melville, Phil Gavel, Bob Thomson, and Walter Seis, the “kit” that’s first on their list involves a hobby with wings.
It’s the oldest fraternity in the world—and the local chapter is turning 100.
The Granite Lodge in Fort Frances will be celebrating its centennial anniversary with a dinner/dance Sept. 26 and an open house the following day.
Alan Tibbetts, Past Master and lodge historian, said it will be only the second open house the Masons here have ever held.
If you haven’t been busy collecting pledges for this year’s Terry Fox Run, you’ve only got four more days left to do so.
The Fort Frances OPP detachment is back to having two community service officers on staff, with Cst. Cameron Howard putting in his first day as a CSO on Monday.
The hunt is on for someone to review what the town is going to be paying for the auditorium project at Westfort because councillors aren’t satisfied with how much the cost has jumped from what they thought was the original estimate—nor the answers they’re getting as to why.
Fort Frances Little Theatre will kick off its 1998-99 season next Friday with Vancouver playwright Morris Panych’s “Vigil” taking to the stage at the Ukrainian Hall.
Director Cathy Richards described the two-person play as an “absurd comedy about aging, death, and learning to love.” It stars Little Theatre veterans Paul Elliott and Wendy Judson.
Parents and teachers of children with Attention Deficit Disorder are being urged to attend the first session of what facilitators hope will become a regular coping support group for anyone dealing with ADD.
Negotiations are underway here between the two striking Communications, Energy, and Papermakers locals and Abitibi-Consolidated Corp. after the two sides agreed to a modified bargaining process.