FORT FRANCES—Exceeding its campaign goal of $750,000 by more than $54,000 over the past two weeks, the “Building for the Future” committee has been overwhelmed by the community support for a new Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre.
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FORT FRANCES—After much planning, the Dance Fire monument is set to be unveiled this Friday (Oct. 10) at 11 a.m. to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the tragic blaze that swept away 17 lives on Thanksgiving Day in 1938.
With one-in-five people diagnosed with a mental illness in their lives, and with the onset of most mental illnesses occurring shortly after puberty in adolescence, raising awareness for mental illness within the teenage population is pertinent.
Border control still is a major concern for the tourism industry in Northwestern Ontario.
That was the general consensus reached at the North Western Ontario Tourism Association’s annual fall meeting last Thursday in Nestor Falls—but new marketing approaches certainly are in the works to combat the downturn in visitors to the area.
FORT FRANCES—Emergency lights were flashing along McIrvine Road by the railway crossing last Thursday.
The surrounding area was littered with wrecked cars, the fields were crowded with concerned and anxious students from the high school, traffic slowed, and emergency personnel worked feverishly to rescue victims using the “jaws of life.”
FORT FRANCES—In a continuing effort to recruit new doctors to practice in Fort Frances, two members of the local Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee toured eastern Ontario back on Sept. 21-25 as part of the Health Professionals Recruitment Tour.
Local employers hoping to increase productivity and improve the overall wellness of their staff may want to consider taking advantage of a new program offered by the Northwestern Health Unit.
“HealthWorks” is a free service that looks at all aspects of health in the workplace—occupational health and safety, individual health practices, and organizational change.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have.
While there are many individuals and families in Rainy River District who don’t always have food to put on their tables, agencies such as the local Salvation Army and the United Naive Friendship Centre are there to help them.
FORT FRANCES—With the employment situation always a contentious issue in Northwestern Ontario, entrepreneurship could be one way to curb the tide.
And with a variety of natural resources at hand, creating a value-added wood product just might be the ticket for some wanting to open their own business.
Funding is in place but with bids coming in too high, the board of directors of the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc. has gone back to the drawing board to look for ways to bring construction costs down.
The board also will cast a wider net by including general contractors from outside of Northwestern Ontario when the construction contract is re-tendered.