Warm, sunny weather may have been the root of a lower-than-expected turnout Friday and Saturday for the annual Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce trade show but its future isn’t any dimmer.
You are here
Business owners within the “807” area code now have a directory of their own on the World Wide Web thanks to an innovative idea spearheaded by the Electronic Publishing (EP) department at the Fort Frances Times.
Local commuters crossing the bridge between Fort Frances and International Falls will face new rates, a one-way toll, and swipe cards beginning this Sunday (Oct. 1).
A preliminary report recommending which schools should be renovated, closed, or amalgamated will be presented to the Rainy River District School Board during its regular meeting next Tuesday.
The report comes after several meetings of the Fort Frances Elementary Facilities Review Committee since May.
If you ask Rebecca Spencer about her thoughts on the fifth-annual Great Chili Cook-off, be prepared for an enthusiastic reply.
Spencer, an investment advisor with Holmlund Financial Services here, not only is a die-hard fan of the event—slated for Friday, Oct. 6 in the parking lot of the Times—but is among the 12 chefs vying for top honours this year.
Adding a pharmacy to the Canada Safeway store here will mean the end of tobacco sales there by the end of next month.
Instead, those sales instead be made through Safeway’s new gas bar, which is currently under construction on the corner of Armit Avenue and Church Street.
Matt Mutz of Devlin plays chess well.
That was confirmed last Thursday during the sixth-annual Corel’s Northwestern Ontario Schools’ Chess Championships at St. Francis School here, where the nine-year-old topped his age division and garnered the only perfect score of the day.
High school students can get a look at what Ontario colleges have to offer when the College Information Tour drops by Fort Frances High School next Friday (Sept. 29).
“This is a large student recruitment drive where nine or 10 colleges will be in outlying regions, such as Fort Frances, to promote colleges,” said Shari McFayden, CIP co-ordinator for Northwestern Ontario.
Except for St. Francis here, schools under the Northwest Catholic District School Board saw a higher than expected enrolment to start the 2000-01 year, trustees were told at their regular monthly meeting Saturday morning.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board overspent its school renewal budget for 1999-2000 by some $21,000 after undertaking major renovations and repairs over the summer.