FORT FRANCES—With millions of Canadians using modern online communication tools, it’s no surprise that all four local candidates have an online presence during this election campaign.
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Maybe it was the timing of the event, or perhaps more district residents want to properly dispose of hazardous materials.
Whatever the reason, the Town of Fort Frances saw a much better turnout for its annual Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day this past Saturday.
In a unique partnership representing 22 First Nations over three treaty areas, a consortium including the Rainy Lake Tribal Development Corp. and the Wasaya Group Inc. have come together to buy the Landmark Inn in Thunder Bay.
FORT FRANCES—Everyone has heard—or told—the dramatic tale of having to walk to school uphill in both directions in the middle of winter.
This past spring, Grade 9 students at Fort Frances High School were able to put this to a test of sorts: measuring how “walkable” their school was.
FORT FRANCES—Cottage season is quickly wrapping for another season, but it’s been another slow year altogether for cottage sales in the Rainy Lake area.
“[Americans] are just not coming up, they’re staying at home,” said Alan Zucchiatti of Rainy Lake Realty here. “There’s very few of them buying.”
A battle of words was fought in Ontario Superior Court here last Thursday as the sentencing hearing for former district resident Donald Smith, now living in Kenora, started at 9 a.m.
But what was intended to be a short hearing, expected to end by noon, became a courtroom marathon that lasted until nearly 7 p.m.
After losing nine games in a row over the span of a couple of WHSFL seasons, the Muskie football team finally was able to pull out a victory, beating the Kenora Broncos 7-4 on Friday afternoon in their home-opener.
But getting the monkey off their backs is not the way quarterbacks coach Andrew George sees it.
With only 17 days left until the official voting period starts for CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge,” entries no longer are being accepted for upload.
In the meantime, people have been rating their favourites with fervent dedication. In mere hours, for instance, a contender will go from having been rated 5.00/5.00 to 3.00/5.00 and back up again.
With the help of cataloguing software, the Town of Fort Frances is making it easier to better serve people making inquiries about local cemeteries and those buried there.
FORT FRANCES—The “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for the new Fort Frances Public Library is undertaking a telephone blitz next week (Sept. 22-26) to get the final $35,000 needed to meet its $750,000 goal.
Called the “Drive for 35” phone campaign, a dedicated group of volunteers will be calling area residents next Monday through Friday to try and get pledges.