The Senior Centre's board of directors continue to meet on a daily basis to determine if the town's recently vacated daycare centre is a viable alternative location to where the centre is presently housed.
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Amidst a flurry of government funding announcements, one local group is gearing up to take the next steps towards being operational.
During a stopover for lunch and a few reveals at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Friday morning, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford announced funding that is going towards the Seniors Companion Project here in Fort Frances.
Fort Frances appears to be the first municipality in Ontario that's set to ban certain single-use plastics.
A resolution was unanimously passed at Monday night's meeting to adopt a single-use plastics bylaw aimed at reducing the amount of single use products in landfills and promote sustainability throughout the community.
The town secured $65,000 to conduct consultant work at the Shelvin Wood Yard last Thursday and Mayor June Caul is thrilled to explore opportunities for the property.
Well-paying jobs are essential when trying to attract and retain residents in northwestern Ontario.
In an effort to create jobs and boost the local economy, the province recently provided funding to the Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) to explore the viability of a modular house manufacturing facility in the region.
It might not quite be “Star Trek”-level futuristic, but new technology on the way to Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) sounds like it will be close.
Town council approved a report to establish lot prices for Erin Crescent during its regular meeting on Monday, but one councillor expressed concerns around pricing.
Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft, who voted against the motion to establish lot prices, said the costs outlined in the report are “way too high” and he fears they will go unsold.
The Town of Fort Frances was given 90 days to find a new buyer of the shuttered pulp and paper mill here in October but no offers were put forward to restart it.
Council is now looking at different ways of utilizing the mill properties that were formerly owned by Resolute Forest Products.
The “Country Jams" for Emo will be on Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and March 13, 2020 at the Emo Legion. For a great evening of old time favourites with family and friends please mark these dates on your calendar. The musicians will start playing sometime around 7 p.m. and will play until 10 p.m. or a little later. The bar will be open and the kitchen staff may be available to cook your favourite snack.
Since I started writing this column back in 2007 I have literally written hundreds of them. When Jim Cumming, then publisher of the Fort Frances Times, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in doing it, he said I could write about whatever I wanted, outdoors related. Shortly thereafter, the Miner and News in Kenora picked the column as well and I've been doing it ever since.