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Senior centre asking for help

The Fort Frances Senior Centre is asking town council to support, in principle, helping it acquire a larger facility that would meet current and future programming needs.

In a letter to council, Diane Maxey, chair of the Fort Frances Senior Centre Board of Management, explained that activity there has increased over the past few years.

Quiet on fire scene

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

There currently are six active fires in the region, one of which is listed as “under control" and five as "under observation.”

The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

Traffic stops net charges

On Sept. 20 around 6:10 p.m., two members of the Rainy River District OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Portage Avenue in response to a traffic complaint.

Officers spoke with the driver, and commenced an investigation.

As a result, a 26-year-old Fort Frances man was charged with failure to comply with a recognizance and driving while under suspension.