Despite all the fanfare surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official visit to Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow, along with last week’s first ministers’ summit on climate change, many question the real value of such get-togethers.
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Got Muskie fever yet?
Well, you should given four Fort High squads are heading off to seek provincial glory next week.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team—fresh off its ninth-straight NorWOSSA crown—is heading to the all-Ontarios in Ottawa for a whopping 36th time, although OFSAA success has been hard to come by since the black-and-gold last won the gold medal back in 2001.
It’s great to see that the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s business awards gala continues to thrive after 20 years.
Not only was there a wide cross-section of nominations for the various categories again this year, but nearly 1,600 votes were cast to determine the winners—well above the 1,021 last year when online voting was open to the public for the first time.
It seems to happen quite often here. A club or group announces an event—only to discover the date conflicts with something else already planned.
Hopefully people misread the question. Otherwise it’s hard to fathom how almost 80 percent of the 330-plus respondents to the Fort Frances Times’ web poll this past week don’t think “O Canada” should be gender-neutral.
It’s still very early in the process but already there seems to be plenty of interest over how to develop the “market square” planned for where the Rainy Lake Hotel once stood.
By the time the next federal election rolls around, set for Oct. 21, 2019 under fixed election date provisions, it’s likely Canadians will face a different voting process given new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed this past election would be the last featuring the so-called “first-past-the-post” system.
Back in October, the town issued a plea for volunteers to help with organizing Canada Day activities here.
It seems to have been heeded.
Another new year has rolled around—and so have the annual lists of New Year’s resolutions people invariably make when the calendar flips over to a fresh start.
Change certainly was the theme for 2015 here in our corner of the world. For one, the ground-breaking ceremony in May for New Gold’s Rainy River Project north of Barwick signalled a switch to mining as the new economic driver in the district—not the forest industry.