St. Francis student Mackenzie Wright got a chance to be mayor temporarily this morning at the Civic Centre as Solange Busch’s Grade 4/5 French Immersion class took a tour of town facilities in conjunction with Local Government Week (Oct. 19-25). She and some fellow students, acting as councillors and town management, debated the good and bad points of building a shopping mall in Fort Frances.
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Peacefully, with his family by his side, Marain Kaczmar, 59, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.
Marain was born Nov. 13, 1948 in Watenstedt, Germany. He moved to Canada with his parents when he was a baby.
Marain lived in several places in Canada before his arrival in Fort Frances at the age of 10, and has lived here ever since.
He graduated from Fort Frances High School and shortly after that, at the age of 17, started working in the local paper mill for 40-plus years until his retirement in 2006.
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ six-game winning streak is over.
An early second-period goal by Kelin Ainsworth broke a 2-2 tie, then the Fort William North Stars hung on the rest of the way to edge the Sabres 3-2 in the opener of their three-game road trip.
While Hallowe’en hasn’t even come and gone, and hopefully a “winter wonderland” is a ways off yet, the local Business Improvement Association already is planning for the 51st-annual “Parade of Lights.”
The popular event, meant to kick off the holiday season in downtown Fort Frances, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29.
The “In Search of Your Warrior” program offered by Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc., scheduled to start this past Monday, was delayed due to a lack of participants, facilitator Harold Tookenay said.
Originally aimed at a group of 10, Tookenay still has four empty spaces and was hoping to fill them prior to the new start date of Monday, Oct. 27.
FORT FRANCES—While some people may be celebrating the countdown to the holiday season, another less-popular season also is just getting started: ’flu season.
But protecting yourself against the ’flu is not complex, said Donna Stanley, manager of controls of infectious disease for the Northwestern Health Unit.
FORT FRANCES—Local speech pathologist Ann Anderson soon will be on her way to the other side of the world after being selected by the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to be part of a delegation heading to China at the end of the month.
EMO—Rainy River Resources Ltd., a junior exploration company, spoke to about 20 people at the Emo Inn on Monday night about mining opportunities in the area.
Hosted by the Emo Chamber of Commerce, the presentation served as an update on the company’s progress.
FORT FRANCES—Members of the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board were presented with results from surveys sent out to tenants in its social housing units across the district at last Thursday evening’s meeting.
FORT FRANCES—Expected to help reduce power costs for the local pulp and paper mill, and help with long-term sustainability, the AbitibiBowater biomass boiler project is nearing completion, with the aim to be fully operational in January.