He’s been a fixture of the downtown business scene for nearly five decades, but on Friday, June 26, Richard Boileau retired.
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Two new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of June 28.
- Nipigon 10 was discovered between the shoreline of Lake Superior and the rail corridor, approximately 20 kilometres east of Nipigon. The 0.3 hectare fire is being held.
Following suit with many of the traditional Canada Day activities that usually run in Fort Frances, the Fun in the Sun Mini King and Queen contest will not be running this year.
During their bi-weekly meeting, council agrees to consider sitting on a homelessness committee to help tackle the rise of homelessness in Fort Frances.
Two representatives from the existing committee gave presentations to present to council the issues at stake.
The Ontario government is making investments into the future of agriculture in the Rainy River District.
During a stopover in the area on June 10, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford made two funding announcements that will directly benefit agriculture producers in the area. The total amount of the funding comes to nearly $1.1-million.
Northwestern Health Unit and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre have been notified of several positive test results from a screening program of hospital staff. There are no cases of illness at this time. The NWHU is working together to follow up and make sure that all necessary measures are in place, and will report more as additional information becomes available.
The issue of homelessness in Fort Frances will be in front of council tonight.
One of two delegations scheduled for tonight’s regular Town Council Meeting, Jamie Petrin and Peggy Loyie of the Fort Frances Homelessness Committee will be making a presentation to members of council in regards to town representation on the committee.
A generous donation has the potential to help people in distress on Rainy Lake for years to come.
Recently, the Watten Volunteer Fire Department was gifted a used emergency boat for use in situations that may arise on and near the waters of Rainy Lake.
A significant amount of money is coming to Riverside Health Care facilities to help them realize a dream that’s been years in the making.
The Town of Fort Frances is seeking a grant as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, to carry out renovations at the Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances.
The grant application states that there are some structural issues the building is dealing with that need to be renovated in order to serve the needs of Fort Frances residents.