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Province freezing tourism sign rates

The provincial government is making life more affordable by bringing relief to Ontario's tourism operators who rely on the province's Tourism-Oriented Directional Signing Program (TODS) to generate a positive economic impact in their local communities.

In April, 2018, the previous government signed a contract with Canadian TODS Limited towards the end of their administration.

'Polar Plunge' is a go

Want to start off 2019 with a splash?

The Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances is going ahead with its “Polar Plunge” tomorrow. The annual fundraiser once again will be held at 1 p.m. on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., with the first jumper to be sent to the hole at 1 p.m. sharp.

Safe drinking water ensured

Environment, Conservation and Parks minister Rod Phillips has released his first Minister's Annual Report on Drinking Water.

The report highlights progress over the last year and shows that 99.8 percent of more than half-a-million test results from municipal residential drinking water systems met Ontario's drinking water quality standards.

New auxiliary bursary recipient chosen

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Dec. 12 with 41 members in attendance.

The meeting was brought to order at 6 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton, followed by the minutes of the Nov. 14 general meeting and the Dec. 5 executive meeting being circulated and approved.

A short meeting was held to cover required year-end items and approval to pay accounts.

Local class spreads kindness

A local class recently spread Christmas cheer in the east end of town with their random act of kindness walk.

Rae Ann Wood's Grade 2/3 class at St. Michael's School hand made 100 cards and assembled 226 packages containing chocolates and specially-wrapped candy canes during their last week of school before Christmas break.