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Seniors' centre name to change

The name of the Sister Kennedy Centre here will be changing—although not all members of council are in agreement.

Council on Monday voted 4-3 in favour of changing the name of the facility to the Fort Frances Seniors Centre, and to recognize Sister Betty Kennedy for her contributions with a dedicated memory wall named in her honoured located inside the facility.

Mayor signs off on 2017

Town council held its final regular meeting of 2017 on Monday evening, during which Mayor Roy Avis took a moment to review some highlights of the past year.

“I feel that council has done a tremendous job in making sure this community runs in a proper manner,” he remarked.

Museum to hire new intern

The Fort Frances Museum will be getting a new intern.

Curator Sherry George received notice late last month that the town's application to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) for an intern position was approved.

Town council granted the museum permission to start the hiring process for the one-year position at its regular meeting Monday night.

Downtown snow removal not changing

No changes will be made to the winter control policy for snow removal in the downtown core.

The issue has been a hot topic over the years, and recently reviewed yet again by the Operations and Facilities executive committee after a request from local resident Carole Mackintosh to remove snowbanks from Scott Street when the streets were plowed.

'Stuff-A-Cruiser' deemed success

The eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” initiative was held Saturday across Rainy River District.

Members of the Rainy River District OPP, Canadian National Railway Police, Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Treaty #3 Police Service, and Canada Border Services all were with emergency service vehicles loading up items in support of food banks.