Canadian farmers face a variety of challenges in their everyday work that can contribute to deteriorating mental health, such as market volatility, poor weather, and unpredictable harvests.
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The town recently hired consultants to create redevelopment plans at the Shevlin Wood Yard and Mowatt Nursing Station.
Winnipeg based, HTFC Planning and Design, will be working with the town through 2020 to conduct land-use and economic feasibility studies at both of the former Resolute properties.
Improving La Vallee's core infrastructure is one of the top priorities for its council in 2020.
“Our roads and bridge infrastructure is one of the few things that the municipality does have control over but a big thing is to secure capital funding to make improvements,” said La Vallee's reeve, Ken McKinnon, who's currently serving his fifth term.
Fort Frances appears to be the first municipality in Ontario that's set to ban certain single-use plastics.
A resolution was unanimously passed at Monday night's meeting to adopt a single-use plastics bylaw aimed at reducing the amount of single use products in landfills and promote sustainability throughout the community.
Well-paying jobs are essential when trying to attract and retain residents in northwestern Ontario.
In an effort to create jobs and boost the local economy, the province recently provided funding to the Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) to explore the viability of a modular house manufacturing facility in the region.
Town council approved a report to establish lot prices for Erin Crescent during its regular meeting on Monday, but one councillor expressed concerns around pricing.
Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft, who voted against the motion to establish lot prices, said the costs outlined in the report are “way too high” and he fears they will go unsold.
The Town of Fort Frances was given 90 days to find a new buyer of the shuttered pulp and paper mill here in October but no offers were put forward to restart it.
Council is now looking at different ways of utilizing the mill properties that were formerly owned by Resolute Forest Products.
The Manitou Mounds has been a busy spot as of late, hosting a variety of free activities and events over the past few months.
Employees at the mounds applied for a grant to hire a workshop coordinator earlier In the year and Maria Vandenbrand filled the position at the end of September.
Since a new mayor and council took office in Emo around a year ago, they've been working through many government regulations to complete assessments and attract more people to the town.
Mayor Harold McQuaker, who's new to council, said working with MPAC for tax assessments has been difficult and 2020 will be a tough budget year.
The Fort Frances Homeless Committee has been operating a warming centre out of the Apostolic Way Church (324 Victoria Ave) since mid-December to help provide those in need with shelter through the night.
The “Out of the Cold” program that the warming centre is run through operates seven days a week from 8:30 p.m to 7:30 a.m.