The Harris government has come under fire from both the NDP and Big Grassy First Nation after no commitments were made to replace the ailing bridge on Highway 621.
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After being plagued by the issue for more than a year, town councillors appear ready to let voters decide whether they are in favour of resurrecting a municipally-run and funded bus service in Fort Frances.
At the request of the Northern Action Group, council passed a resolution Monday night to include the question in conjunction with the municipal election Nov. 10.
The deadline for the release of “real” download numbers has been pushed back a week as the Ministry of Finance and municipal treasurers, including Dryden’s Paul Heayn, continue to compare figures in Toronto.
Mayor Glenn Witherspoon will seek a third term in November’s municipal election.
He said yesterday the challenge of the position, and the different results achieved, were what spurred him to file his nomination papers again.
And with the downloading of services by the province starting in January, he felt the challenges in the would be even greater in the term ahead.
To gamble or not to gamble? That is the question.
Town council Monday night unanimously supported asking voters if they were in favour of having a part-time charitable casino located in Fort Frances—as well as if they support VLTs here—as plebiscites held in conjunction with the Nov. 10 municipal election.
With a world spinning on rapid advances in technology, and within arm’s length of the turn of the century, are the spiritual needs of a fast-paced society changing?
How do parish leaders keep up while remaining true to the diverse doctrines of Christianity? With faith, hope and the attitude that changing times are not only inevitable but challenging.
A plebiscite is a way to measure public sentiment but municipal councils are not legally bound to act on results of such questions tacked on to the municipal election ballots.
Fort Frances Clerk Glenn Treftlin said a “plebiscite”—the questions included on the ballot—usually zeros in on issues council wants to get a feel for on where the public stands.
The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition will get $25,000 over the next two years to work towards earning a “safe community” designation with the World Health Organization (WHO).
And that could mean up to a 75 percent savings in Workers’ Compensation Board premiums for area businesses that choose to participate in the project.
Although exact numbers won’t be known until Sunday afternoon, about 140 people are expected to take part in this year’s Terry Fox Run here—if not more.
Run organizer Cst. Steve Maki said people have been picking up pledge sheets all week, and started the door-to-door canvassing to raise funds for cancer research.
How do you feed 250 people in three hours—and still have food left over? Just as anyone helping out at the annual Seniors’ Fish Fry at Sunny Cove Camp on Sunday.
It was like being in Santa’s workshop that morning, with close to 20 volunteers from the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club peeling more than 100 pounds of potatoes, chopping onions, and dipping fish.