With cold weather beginning to descend on the Rainy River District, members of the Fort Frances Homeless Committee have been working diligently to secure another temporary centre for this winter to allow individuals experiencing homelessness a warm, safe place to be overnight.
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The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards gala that was supposed to run this fall is being postponed to Feb. 13, 2020.
At Tuesday evening's council meeting, Chamber of Commerce board member Coun. Michael Behan said the awards event will still be held at the Copper River Inn and seven businesses have already been confirmed as sponsors.
The town's water treatment plant is experiencing high flows, primarily due to infiltration and inflow.
Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob said he'd like to remind residents that at this time of year the town requires sump pumps to be discharged to the surface of yards or storm sewers.
They're not permitted to be discharged in sanitary sewers.
Council has been working on its future vision for Fort Frances.
They began last Monday drafting their strategic plan which will guide the town's course over the next several years.
“It was a very productive meeting . . . the main objectives were for the mill and all mill properties and the future to be determined,” said Mayor June Caul during Tuesday evening's council meeting.
Some town residents are concerned about a portion of walking trails along Hopkins Bay Road being designated for cuts through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) 2020-2030 Forest Management Plan.
Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are coming to Fort Frances, just in time for Christmas.
Local actor, musician and songwriter Trevor Barker will be directing a stage version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” based on the 1965 CBS holiday special.
A local union leader is trying to revive the labour council that last operated here close to 20 years ago.
The council would draw from several unions in the region to create an organized effort when dealing with issues affecting its workers.
Canada's future prime minister will be elected next Monday and polls show a minority government is the most probable outcome.
Local candidates have been working hard to campaign across the 40,000 square kilometers of the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding to educate constituents about their respective party's policies and platforms.
It was a break in the weather that couldn't have worked out any better.
The Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) held their sixth-annual “Steps Against Stigma” 5k walk/run last Wednesday night at the Sorting Gap Marina.
Even before the event concluded, organizers were excited by the turnout and support they saw.
Students at Fort Frances High School are teaming up with Sunset Country Ford to help those in need.
During the month of October, the students and Ford staff will be collecting non-perishable food items for the “WE Scare Hunger” campaign.