A unique OPP led pilot project in Devlin aimed at building resilience in youth grades 5-8 and making them less likely to engage in risky behaviours recently stopped receiving government funding.
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The 38th Annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival is returning from March 6 to 8 and there's a full slate of fun activities for those who attend.
Howard Dodd who helps organize the winter carnival each year said the weekend-long event features everything from a fishing derby and cribbage tournament to judging tasty deserts.
Fort Frances Council received a letter in late January from a group of citizens requesting upgrades to the town's transit system.
The letter raises two issues: the lack of bus services within the town; and the need for a district wide bus service that extends to Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.
Town council is hoping to work with the Riversedge Development's numbered company, that owns the idle Fort Frances mill, as they work out plans for the Shevlin Wood Yard.
Council hired HTFC Consulting out of Winnipeg in January to determine the best path going forward at the wood yard and hopes they can work with the numbered company as well
New Gold's trucks haul thousands of tonnes of ore to the mill each day, which are then processed to recover gold. It is estimated that New Gold will process nearly 250,000 ounces of gold this year.
New Gold's open pit is expected to be depleted by early 2025. Currently they are stockpiling lower grade ore from the open pit that will be processed at the mill when underground operations begin in 2022.
New Gold recently announced an updated life of mine for its Rainy River site north of Barwick that ceases operations in 2028 instead of 2031, but creates a stronger free cash flow for the mid-tier gold miner.
The town of Fort Frances passed a resolution last night that's aimed at creating more equitable railway taxation and raises concerns surrounding rail safety.
The resolution, which received unanimous support from council at Monday's meeting, arose out of the CN Rail derailment near Emo last Tuesday involving 30 cars, seven of which leaked crude oil surrounding the crash area.
The Fort Frances Senior Centre is staying where it's currently located on Nelson Street and will not be moved to the Fort Frances Daycare, following the approval of a report at Monday night's council meeting.
New Gold announced a new life of mine plan for its operations north of Barwick, with an expected closure in 2028.
Mayor June Caul said she isn't too concerned about the mine's reduction in lifespan from 2031, as there's still several years to find other sources of employment for the region, preferably with an industry that's more sustainable.