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A new chapter in Fort Frances history

“I used to see staff in the hallway who would say this day would never come—well, here it is.”

The first words uttered by principal Terry Ellwood during the grand opening of the new Fort Frances High School last Wednesday summed up the spirit of the moment.

About 300 district residents turned out to witness the historic moment and get a firsthand look at the facility.

Health unit study on Blastomycosis due out next week

Medical professionals across the district could be one step closer to better understanding what impact a disease called Blastomycosis has had here when a case study on it is released next week by the Northwestern Health Unit.

The study was done under the direction of Bill Limerick, team leader for Healthy Environment at the health unit’s administrative head office in Kenora.

Throne speech gives balance: Nault

Last week’s speech from the throne by new Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson shows the federal government’s “balanced approach” to social spending and tax reduction, local MP Robert Nault said Friday.

But Ontario NDP leader and local MPP Howard Hampton said the federal Liberals still come up short in the areas of health care and education funding.