Pat Giles will chair the board of directors of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. for a fourth consecutive year after members agreed to suspend a bylaw that restricts the same person from holding that position for more than three.
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A law that would require Canadians to carry a visa to enter the United States is one step closer to being quashed.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill amendment last week that would strike out those portions of an immigration bill passed in 1996.
That legislation amendment now has to go to the senate floor for a vote.
That’s how John Dutton, chairman of the local community auditorium committee, reacted to yesterday’s announcement that the province will give $1.25 million to the project.
Dutton said he had heard on the Victoria Day long weekend that funding was coming down from the province but was hesitant to get his hopes up until it was official.
Dozens of people turned out to consider getting fit and informed at Tribe X Computer Solutions’ grand-opening Friday at Couchiching.
Located in the lower level of the Nanicost building, the fitness centre and Internet cafe offers an interesting mix of working out both the body and mind.
It was a very quotable graduation ceremony for the class of 1998 as about 170 Fort Frances High School students received their diplomas last Wednesday night at Memorial Arena.
FFHS principal Terry Ellwood began the ceremony by giving advice to the graduates from Robert Fulgham’s “All I needed to know I learned in kindergarten.”
Riverside Foundation for Health Care has started planning for a 12-hour telethon this fall to raise money towards the renovation of La Verendrye hospital’s emergency diagnostic imaging and surgical services wing.
The first of three new general practitioners coming to town started full-time at the Fort Frances Clinic last week.
Dr. Pierre Mikhail wrapped up his residence in family medicine at Queen’s University in 1996. But before settling down permanently somewhere, he and his wife, Catherine, wanted to experience life up north.
More than $11,000 was raised during the 1998 Big Bike for Stroke fundraiser here Monday, surpassing the expectations of organizers by several thousand dollars.
Ride co-ordinator Faye Flatt said she and organizer Ann-Elizabeth Johnson were hoping to raise $5,000-$6,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
The town is making inquiries as to why it received less than 10 percent of what it applied for from the province’s special circumstances fund.
The town applied for $1.6 million to help cover the costs associated with the “download” of services. But official word came Monday from the province that it would get just $110,000.
With the help of two separate reports on evaluating proposals from 15 firms to build the new indoor ice facility adjacent to Memorial Arena, town council yesterday narrowed the field down to five bids.