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.
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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.
You can make rope with it, not to mention clothing, plastics, vegetable oil, and other numerous products—and it could become the next cash crop for the north.
Gord Scheifele, northern research co-ordinator for the University of Guelph, has been doing hemp research for agricultural purposes for the last several years.
Town council learned Monday night that the cost estimates for the proposed auditorium at Westfort have jumped by almost $400,000 more than it expected in less than four years, prompting councillors to take a second look at the project’s design.
And they wants answers by next Monday when a special council meeting will be held.
While teachers agree the new education legislation introduced Monday could have been worse, they also agree it could be a lot better.
Education and Training minister John Snobelen introduced Bill 160—the Education Quality Improvement Act—with the impression that the most stringent legislation already had been dropped, making the bill easy to deal with.