Spotting a huge, unidentifiable object in the evening sky with flashing lights “not like an airplane” may sound far-fetched but it’s a scenario at least a dozen residents from Fort Frances to Barwick said they saw Sept. 20.
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Shortly after passing a resolution not to commit more town dollars to the auditorium project at Westfort, Fort Frances council made a “friendly amendment” to kick in another $300,000 to bring its maximum financial commitment up to $1.8 million.
But with that, the auditorium will house only 434 seats, not the 500 the auditorium committee had pledged another $70,000 to see built.
When Sandra Morrisseau joined the Couchiching Volunteer Fire Department, she probably never expected to be called to a fire at her own home.
But early Sunday morning, she watched her house go up in smoke.
For a little more than a year now, counsellors at the Door of Hope Counselling Services have been helping their clients find ways to deal with the stresses of everyday life.
Community support for a drug and alcohol-free environment within the 10 area First Nations got a healthy endorsement here Friday morning when almost 300 people showed up to participate in a “Rally and Walk.”
You can’t get “something for nothing.”
That’s just one reason why Jeraldine Bjornson, minister at Knox United Church here, said she will speak out against opening a charity gaming casino in Fort Frances before voters go to the polls in November.
And she’s expecting the local ministerial association—along with others—will come on board.
The fight over Bill 136 may be over but the battle against the Harris government isn’t, with labour groups across the province putting their support behind the teachers’ fight against Bill 160.
After nearly eight years as the economic development officer for the west end of the district, Dan Wright’s term is coming to an end.
Wright’s contract with the Community Development Corporation for the West Rainy River District ends Oct. 3. The CDC may stay around after he leaves but Wright said that’s entirely up to its board of directors.
For longtime district resident Helen Parris, a commitment to building a better community is being realized virtually in her own back yard.
He said it all started with a hunting trip.
Dawson Reeve Lloyd Hodges said his hunting party came out of the bush just three days before the 1961 municipal election to find no one had come forward to seek the reeve’s position in Atwood Township.
It was then that Reeve Hodges said he was approached by three brothers, who persuaded him to run for the job.