Fort Frances will see about 50 delegates, dignitaries, and guest speakers come into town this week when the local Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual fall general meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce (NOACC).
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FRANCES—With election day coming up Oct. 10, and advance polls open as of Tuesday, district voters will have two decisions to make when checking off their ballots—who to elect to represent Kenora-Rainy River at Queen’s Park and whether or not to change the current electoral system.
Students from several district schools participated in the TD Great Canadian Shoreline clean-up over the past week by collecting garbage from along the banks of the Rainy River.
“It really builds community involvement,” said Susanne Brielmann, project officer of the Rainy River Watershed Program who helped organize the clean-ups for several years.
The City of International Falls and Voyageurs National Park are looking at developing property on the riverfront in the future, namely a $9-million Voyageur Heritage Center, a new VNP headquarters, and the Irvin N. Anderson Amphitheater.
FORT FRANCES—With election day coming up Oct. 10, and advance polls open as of Tuesday, district voters will have two decisions to make when checking off their ballots—who to elect to represent Kenora-Rainy River at Queen’s Park and whether or not to change the current electoral system.
FORT FRANCES—In the wake of Tannis Drysdale’s sudden resignation back on Sept. 17, Fort Frances town council officially declared a vacancy Tuesday and will begin the process to fill her seat.
During a special committee of the whole meeting at noon, the mayor and council passed a resolution to fill the seat by appointment.
The Rainy River District School Board has received a grant of more than $80,000, through the School College Work Initiative, to support the creation and continuation of dual credit programs for 2007-08 school year.
Anticipating another busy year ahead promoting Fort Frances and its business community, the local Chamber of Commerce is requesting $7,500 as its fee-for-service in the 2008 municipal budget.
The business retention and expansion survey launched by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce back in March has seen a delay over the summer, but will get back into gear this fall once the Chamber hires a new community development intern.
“The quality of our forest management system is second-to-none.”
In response to a Greenpeace report issued last month criticizing forest companies and their customers for making and purchasing products using fibre harvested from the Canadian boreal forest, Abitibi-Consolidated regional manager Doug Murray set the record straight to town council Monday night.