Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply.
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The Renegades and Her-icanes played during a brisk summer night yesterday even as the action on the field was steaming.
Each team was equal to the challenge, and as the daylight started to fade away, neither team was able to add any runs during the extra innings.
While some town residents may never enter the Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre, it's a valuable asset to those who are unfamiliar with our community.
The centre offers in-depth tourist information about attractions within the town and northwestern Ontario as a whole.
Competitors from around the region put their skillful hand and strength to the test during the 42nd-annual loggers' competition on Friday morning during the Emo Fair.
From chair carving to the classic axe chop, several competitions tested both the mind and body of the 10 loggers competing for first place.
At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.
Today representatives from the Town of Fort Frances met with Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski and Northern Development, Mines, and Energy Minister Greg Rickford about the future of the Fort Frances mill and the allocation of wood fibre in the Crossroute Forest.
There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.
Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.
There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.
The Couchiching Lady Raiders plunder their way into the semi-final with a win over the Northwest Bay Beavers.
The Raiders came out charging hard last Tuesday night with some aggressive base running and swiped multiple stolen bases during the game. It could have been a costly strategy for the Raiders as they tried stretching out for extra bags led directly to three outs.
The United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC), in partnership with Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB), celebrated the start of construction yesterday at 821 McIrvine Rd., site of the new $3.2M indigenous-led child care centre.
The new site is located across from the Sports Field beside the Fort Frances High School.