With upgrades to the overpass here about to get underway, the town is hopeful that traffic will be able to be maintained to one lane throughout the duration of the job—or that any possible total road closure will be brief.
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With the current term of town council coming to an end this fall, considerable progress has been made on its strategic plan since first drafting it three years ago this month.
Fort Frances CAO Doug Brown told council at its meeting Monday night that 26 of 43 initiatives in the plan have been completed while another 11 are partially complete and ongoing.
A total of 27 secondary school graduates and 57 post-secondary ones were honoured at the Seven Generations Education Institute's 27th-annual graduation ceremony here Thursday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre.
It's time to lace up those walking shoes!
The annual “Walk for Alzheimer's,” hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, is slated to go here Saturday to raise awareness of—and funds for—a good cause.
The fitness area in the Memorial Sports Centre will be temporarily shut down for maintenance this month, but the town is offering a way to make it up to members who won't be able to use the facilities during that time.
KENORA—Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Rickford was elected as MPP for Kenora-Rainy River riding over New Democrat Glen Archer, Liberal Karen Kejick, and Ember McKillop of the Green Party in Thursday's provincial election.
It was a close race initially between Rickford and Archer as the first numbers poured in soon after polls closed at 8 p.m.
A tender for various capital facility renovations and an addition to the Fort Frances Cemetery garage has come in $115,844 over-budget.
The tender closed on June 5 and saw only one bid submitted by local contractor Ed Kaun and Sons totalling $633,984.85, including HST and $40,000 in contingency.
This is more than town council budgeted for in its 2018 budget.
Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Rickford was declared victor of the Kenora-Rainy River district race, after facing New Democrat Glen Archer and Liberal Karen Kejick in Thursday’s provincial election.
Don't stop voting!
While the Fort Frances High School Medical Responders have garnered more than 8,000 votes so far in the Tbaytel For Good Community Fund, the public is urged to keep voting today through Monday to help them secure one of two $5,000 prizes.
The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary executive held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday (June 5) in the lower-level meeting room at there.
This was the last regular meeting until the new working year begins in September.
The annual “Strawberry Social,” set for Thursday, June 14, completes the year.