After a disappointing response caused the first Environmental Farm Planning workshop scheduled for last Wednesday to be cancelled, local Ontario Soil and Crop Association rep Dick Trivers said the session planned for tomorrow (Oct. 22) is still on.
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Children’s librarian Andrea Avis was snug in her pyjamas as she read a bedtime story to wind down “Family Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday evening. Families are welcome to attend the story night, which is held each Monday at 6:30 p.m.
In an effort to give town residents a chance to do a little cleaning up before the snow flies, the town will suspend the collection of tipping fees at the local landfill on Saturday, Nov. 1 for half-ton vehicles and utility trailers.
Tipping fees will be waived from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., but only for leaves, tree branches, grass clippings, and garden waste.
This week marks Local Government Week, which is being promoted by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario as a time for the public to learn more about municipal government.
Kenneth Harold Wickstrom, of Kelowna, B.C., passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the age of 84.
Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Judy Donnelly and Bruce Wickstrom (Betty); step-daughters, Sherry Moran (Tim) and Wendi Stewart (Nigel Coe); and stepson, Laurie Stewart (Lorraine).
The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, then coasted to a 7-2 win over the still-winless Sioux Lookout Flyers here Friday night.
Marathon OPP, fire, and ambulance services attended a train-pedestrian collision at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday in Marathon.
A CP train travelling westbound through Marathon struck a 17-year-old youth west of Peninsula Road. The male, who was travelling south along a path, tried to cross the tracks and was struck by the engine.
The location was not a marked crossing area.
The Muskie football team wrapped up its regular season Friday in Winnipeg with a 48-0 shellacking at the hands of the undefeated Sturgeon Heights Huskies.
Weak recruitment numbers to the STOP Study, a successful stop smoking program, are surprising health unit personnel.
A week-long tour targeting eight Northwestern Ontario rural communities, including Emo and Atikokan, which offers smokers advice and 10 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy, is not getting the anticipated response.
The Muskie girls’ junior basketball team was divided into two teams for their annual tournament Friday and Saturday at Fort High. Team White (3-1) ended up finishing second behind St. Ignatius (4-0) while Team Black finished fourth with a 1-3 mark. Dryden (2-2) took third place, with Kenora rounding at the five-team tournament at 0-4.