Hopes of having concrete plans for a new Canada Customs facility in Fort Frances by the end of summer are dashed after a meeting yesterday between the town and local MP Robert Nault.
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Christine Denby learned a valuable lesson Monday evening—one that Fort Frances Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Turgeon hoped everybody would take to heart.
Denby, along with her two children, was among more than 20 people who took part in a demonstration of the Challenger Fire Unit, a self-contained house fire simulator.
With the old Fort Frances High School on First Street East now closed, and much of its equipment and furnishings already moved out to the “multi-use” facility at Westfort, it may not be long before new ventures pop up at the centrally-located property.
The meeting CN originally had scheduled for this week was postponed until next Wednesday but Central Avenue residents remain optimistic.
“To my knowledge, the group here on the block had no problems with [the postponement],” said George Drazenovich, who lives at 809 Central Ave.
“Everybody is waiting to see what [CN] will present to us. We’re hoping for the best,” he added.
Rebecca Spencer was born in England, spent her OAC year in Switzerland, went to Australia and Tasmania for a six-month stint, and received an economics degree specializing in natural resources from the University of Waterloo in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.
Continued efforts aimed at improving telecommunications technology is the key to attracting new businesses to Fort Frances and district, economic development advisor Geoff Gillon told town council in his quarterly report Monday night.
Dreaming big has launched a former Fort Frances resident into another recording of her musical talent—this time in the form of an eight-song CD called “Shine On.”
Sandra Allan, 32, wrote and co-produced the CD—a collection of pop, rock, and gospel music—out of “Barn Studios” in Thunder Bay, where she now lives and works as an addictions counsellor.
Although town council tabled a motion to enter into a waste disposal agreement with Solid Waste Integrated Systems (SWIS) Corp., the discussion at the committee of the whole meeting earlier Monday did not seem to favour the agreement.
The weather was perfect for a “welcome back” picnic at Pither’s Point Park last Saturday and the six children from Belarus were primed for fun after their long trip back to Rainy River District.
Enough interest may have risen to get the Borderland High Fliers Kite Club off the ground in the next few weeks, noted John Willis of Kippewa Gardens in International Falls.
Willis and his wife, Katherine, brought their kites to Emo’s centennial celebrations and the Fourth of July holiday in the Falls earlier this month trying to drum up interest in kite flying.