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Alberton, Fort get dollars for bridge, road

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was at the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday to announce that two projects were approved by the province for funding.

The Town of Fort Frances will get $1,425,185.89 for the reconstruction of Colonization Road West, while the Township of Alberton will be $440,400 to replace Kehl Bridge.

'Rockin' for a Reason' coming up May 24-25

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary executive held their regular monthly meeting on May 7 in the board room of the hospital.

Dixie Badiuk and Helene Cone are gearing up for “Rockin' for a Reason." This year it will be held at the "Spring Market” on May 24 and 25 at the Curling Club.

Rocking chairs will be available for those volunteering to rock.

One lane of traffic at overpass

Construction season has returned and with it comes one-lane traffic for area residents coming and going via the east end of town.

Until the second week of June construction will be ongoing at the overpass, as highlighted by manager of Operations and Facilities Travis Rob at the town council meeting here Monday evening.

Budget sees small tax hike

Council's budget has been balanced and with it comes a small tax increase for property owners.

Town treasurer Dawn Galusha made a presentation to council during its regular meeting on Monday evening that revealed a 1.13 percent tax increase for residential properties.

On a $100,000 home this equates to $20.67 more being paid in property tax each year.

Community talks substance abuse

The community is working together to become better informed and better able to address the issue of substance abuse within the district.

A “Community Conversation on Substance Abuse” was hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT) at La Place Rendez-Vous last Wednesday to better inform parents, the general public, and staff of local organizations on the topic.

Drain stencil program lauded

A local class is working hard to keep Rainy River and the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed free from pollutants.

Grade 8 teacher at Fort High, Jody Bonner-Vickers, and her class delivered a presentation during a council meeting on Monday about the Drain Stencil Program that's running for its third-consecutive year.