Today representatives from the Town of Fort Frances met with Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski and Northern Development, Mines, and Energy Minister Greg Rickford about the future of the Fort Frances mill and the allocation of wood fibre in the Crossroute Forest.
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Federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, has weighed in on the mill issue and is charging the Liberal government for its lack of support.
“The recent sale of the Fort Frances mill by the company Resolute has caused major concerns for our local community,” she said yesterday in a press release.
The United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC), in partnership with Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB), celebrated the start of construction yesterday at 821 McIrvine Rd., site of the new $3.2M indigenous-led child care centre.
The new site is located across from the Sports Field beside the Fort Frances High School.
Water and sanitary main installations are completed at the Victoria Avenue intersection.
While giving an update on the Second Street East reconstruction job, Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob said at Monday evening's council meeting that all water mains there have been pressure tested and chlorinated and are ready to be reinstated.
Since becoming aware of an agreement that prevents the idle mill here from being restarted, local MPP Greg Rickford said he will fight for a positive outcome for the town, in a statement released yesterday morning.
A group of local women took to the streets last Thursday to empower nursing mothers and help them feel confident breastfeeding whenever their babies are hungry.
While most students in the district are counting down the days left to the start of school, one classroom invited a special visitor to help cap off their final week of studies.
Students of Seven Generations Education Institute's (SGEI) hairstyling program enjoyed a special visit and opportunity to learn from a professional barber on Monday as their program comes to an end.
The Town of Fort Frances is calling on the province to revoke Resolute Forest Product's Sustainable Forest License for the Crossroute Forest after discovering a document that prevents the local mill's restart.
There are only a few weeks left of summer which mean “Backpacks for Kids” organizers are collecting school supplies to help local children get ready before they head back to school.
Members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy held their annual general meeting this past weekend at La Place Rendez-Vous.
While the group had to deal with several business matters that arose since their last AGM, they were also treated to a pair of presentations about conservancy and the beauty of our natural surroundings.