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The Fort Frances “Best Start” Hub is hosting a car seat clinic this Friday (Aug. 24), in partnership with the Couchiching Family Wellbeing Program (CFWP) and United Native Friendship Centre, to promote the health and safety of children by educating and coaching parents and caregivers in car and booster seat safety.
Lions Park in Emo saw a swell of support last Tuesday when organizers and participants of the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)" girls' retreat held the sixth-annual "Music in the Park” event.
“Everybody came together and it made for a really great event,” enthused organizer Renée Martin-Brown.
“It seemed to go off without a hitch so I'm happy about that.”
Numbers were up all around for entries into the Exhibition Hall at this year's Emo Fair—and the judges couldn't be happier.
“Everything looks good,” judge Sylvia Goodheart smiled.
“It's nice to see so many people exhibiting and taking part.”
The increased participation helps to create a stronger sense of community in the district, Goodheart added.
District businesses Manitou Forest Products and Henry's Trucking last week received a combined investment of $1.375 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. that will create 10 new jobs in all.
Another Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society fall fair in Emo has come and gone but a recurring theme was an increase in competitors in a number of popular events this year.
The 4-H beef show and steer auction saw high numbers of participants, with 22 heifers and 33 steers shown over the weekend.
An article in last Wednesday's Times, headlined “Concerns over discarded needles addressed,” incorrectly stated about 6.5 percent of Canadians have HIV currently, with Ontario being on par to the national average.
In fact, it should have read about 6.5 per 100,000 people currently have HIV, which translates to .0065 percent.
Gillons' Insurance is encouraging residents to come down and give a shout out to your “Hometown Hero.”
From now until the middle of September, nominations will be accepted at any one of Gillons' 11 locations, including here in Fort Frances, and funds raised will go towards various Northwestern Ontario foundations.
Nominations are offered for $2, $5, or $10.
It was a lucky week for Eugene Johnson of Emo, who won $30 for both Aug. 13 and 14 in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
Also winning $30 for Aug. 12-18 were Linda Fraser (Atikokan), Kristie McQuay (Atikokan), Luke and Marissa Esselink (Devlin), William Fisher (Devlin), and Darwin Hayes (Fort Frances).
Tbaytel officially launched its Tbaytel for Good Community Fund fall 2018 campaign, with members of the Tbaytel for Good selection committee hosting a panel discussion over Facebook Live yesterday.