The province is poised to implement mandatory trail permits for snowmobilers in Northwestern Ontario and across the rest of the province, MPP Joe Spina revealed here Friday afternoon.
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Diabetes is a major health problem in Rainy River District, where 15 percent of the population is afflicted with the disease.
But staff at the Valley Diabetes Education Centre, located at La Verendrye hospital here, is trying to bring that number down through awareness and informed choices.
The “Big Bike Ride” is coming to Fort Frances on June 14 to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and pledge sheets are now available.
“The sooner we get the pledges going, the better,” said co-ordinator Lori McColl, who operates out of the Foundation’s regional office in Thunder Bay.
Seniors’ issues will be in the spotlight—from health to investing— when the Seniors’ Lifestyle Fair is held this Friday (June 2) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
Admission is free, with several prizes up for grabs.
Lowey’s and Hammond’s were hosts to Fort Frances Horticultural Society members this past week.
After viewing the huge display of bedding plants, perennials, etc., many members came away with their arms laden.
Another spring to dig the earth and create a beautiful masterpiece of their yard; what better way to gladden the heart of a gardener.
Town council intends to make the fight for a correctional facility in Fort Frances a top priority.
In the wake of the announcement earlier this month that the Fort Frances jail is slated to close in 2004, Mayor Glenn Witherspoon vowed he intends to find a way to keep its 33 staff employed here.
Municipal clerks for La Vallee, Emo, and Alberton are going to begin the daunting task of doing an joint review on possible cost savings through amalgamation.
After a question-and-answer session with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing reps last week, the clerks will get together to see whether a single municipal office and council would be more cost-efficient.
Town council has changed its mind about tabling recommendations concerning a possible toll fee hike at the international bridge here and now will back residents opposing any increase.
“This report was tabled at the last meeting and I would like to put it back on the table, re-introduce it,” said Coun. Deane Cunningham.
Bell will spend $5 million in Rainy River District to bring most of its residential and business customers the most up-to-date services available, Bell Ontario president Terry Mosey announced at a press conference at the Civic Centre here Wednesday afternoon.
With 2,811 U.S. vehicles carrying some 7,269 passengers crossing into Canada here last Friday and Saturday for the walleye opener, you’d think the flood would cause at least a bit of chaos here.
Not in the least.