Local residents are invited to attend a presentation by Morgan Fawcett, a victim of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), as part of an awareness week about the disease being held Sept. 9-15 by the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre here.
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All 16 lots at the Huffman Court subdivision here have been sold, meaning there's no more town-owned residential lots left right now to buy and build on.
Chief Building Official and municipal planner Tyson Dennis, along with Fort Frances clerk Lisa Slomke, put the last “SOLD” sticker on the billboard advertising the subdivision on Friday morning.
With the municipal and school board elections coming up Oct. 22, local electors are being asked to check the voters' list to make sure their name and other information is on there.
A new “Coffee Break" season will begin with a "welcome” breakfast next Wednesday (Sept. 12) at 9:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
The breakfast will be followed by a time of fellowship and an introduction to our first Bible study, “Esther, Royal Rescue,” which will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is giving the public a chance to hear directly from local candidates running in the upcoming municipal election.
The Chamber will host a candidates' forum and mayoral debate on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
The weekly “beer and burger” nights at the Emo Legion start up again this Friday (Sept. 7).
Come out and enjoy a beer and burger for $5. There's also a menu of other food items to chose from.
And be sure to bring a group of friends or family!
Cribbage, Bingo, and carpet bowling also all resume this week at the Emo Legion.
Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.
Dryden Fire #75 was located on an island on Pickerel Arm of Minnitaki Lake, about 50 km northeast of Dryden.
It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.
The other fires were located in Thunder Bay District and Red Lake District.
Members of the Rainy River District OPP were busy responding to 112 calls for service over the Labour Day long weekend.
In addition, members conducted proactive patrols on the district's highways, issuing 48 Provincial Offence Notices in total.
With the issue of homelessness becoming more visible during the warm months in Fort Frances, community service agencies that make up a homelessness committee are working on a number of projects to address the matter.
Representatives of Borderland Pride will appear before the Rainy River District School Board at its regular meeting tonight to encourage trustees to stand up for a modern, inclusive sex-ed curriculum.
The presentation follows an Aug. 22 directive from the minister of education to scrap the 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum.