The Communications, Energy and Papermakers union is contemplating what to do with members at Abitibi-Consolidated’s Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivieres after the two striking locals there voted to go back to work before a new contract was negotiated.
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Fort Frances ratepayers facing a huge tax hike due to the province’s market value reassessment will see some relief over the next four years as town council opted to “phase in” that increase.
A worthy cause took centre stage Saturday afternoon under the big tent at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship as more than $23,000 was raised in support of cancer research during the district’s first “Cops for Cancer” fundraiser.
The “shave-off” saw some 30 participants brave the clippers in front of the huge crowd on hand.
Construction on the auditorium hasn’t even started but the project already is estimated to come in at almost $800,000 more than town council approved.
And that has council prompted council to bring C.A. Ventin architect John Croker to its next regular meeting Aug. 10 to get some answers about the escalating costs.
If a disaster was to happen in Fort Frances, how quickly would the public be alerted?
George Wood brought this issue up at the July 13 town council meeting.
“I’ve been quite concerned about the emergency broadcast system currently in use at the radio station,” he said.
Fruit is abundant at this time of year and while a wide selection of the tasty morsels sit waiting for buyers at the grocery store, many area residents probably would contend nothing beats berries fresh off the vine.
With berry-picking season ultimately comes jam time—getting those ice cream pails full of just-picked berries into the mason jars with sugar and Certo.
More than a dozen people from Atikokan to Rainy River confronted public school board trustees at last night’s committee of the whole meeting here to push for an independent travel study before making changes to the busing system.
Fort High graduate Nathan Wong has been proclaimed a “McMaster Scholar”—and earned a $25,000 scholarship from the university located in Hamilton.
Valued at $6,250 a year over four years, the scholarship only is offered to five students across Canada each year. Wong’s OAC average of 98.8 percent garnered him one of those spots out of a field of 600 students.
The visiting children from Belarus began their fourth week in Rainy River District at something many of them were not familiar with—summer camp.
Joining the United Church Intergenerational Camp at Sunny Cove, the Belarussian youngsters quickly got into the swing of things Saturday, participating in activities and making new friends.
Local car enthusiasts filled the parking lot at Causeway Pontiac here Sunday morning awaiting the arrival of the “Great River Road Ramble.”
And when the first vintage car arrived—a 1965 Buick Wildcat belonging to Corwin and Kay Stephen of Ames, Iowa—the crowd was not disappointed.