June 2017

OPP Looking For Missing Teen

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:31 AM

OPP are looking for the public's help in locating a 15-year-old boy.

Police says Dale Berg was last seen yesterday in Fort Frances.

He is described as being 6' with a thin build and short black hair.

He wears braces and was last seen carrying a back-pack.
Anyone with information is asked to call OPP or Crimestoppers.

Three Fort Frances Residents Recognized By Molson

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 07:39 AM

Molson Canadian is recognizing a taste of who Fort Frances is.

Ken Christianson, Sarah Marusyk and Linda Hamilton have been presented with specially designed wooden crates from Molson during a ceremony at the Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre.

Rep Wes Thom says it's their way of recognizing those who play a big part in small communities and exhibit great Canadian character through their passion and commitment to their communities.

All three have been long time volunteers in the Fort Frances area.


Local Sports Wrap for Wednesday, June 28

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 07:15 AM

Another returning player for the Fort Frances Lakers.

Kenora's Jack Bernie is back a third season.

He had 15 goals and 32 points in 55 games last year.

Coach Wayne Strachan says Bernie can play different roles for the team, but will be looked at becoming more of a leader this coming season.


The Superior International Junior Hockey League is holding its annual general meeting today in Thunder Bay.

New Detachment Location Identified

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 07:09 AM

The location for new regional detachment for the Ontario Provincial Police has been identified.

It's be constructed on land next the Fort Frances water tower on McIrvine Road.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have also shortlisted to three the firms who'll be invited to submit requests for proposals on the design, construction and financing of the detachment.

Construction isn't likely to take place until next year.

The successful bidder will also build eight others elsewhere in the province.

Montreal Man Dies In Crash

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 07:02 AM

A Montreal man has been identified as the victim of a fatal car crash on Highway 17 Monday morning, west of Kenora.

OPP say 31 year-old Jason Vallieres-Cote was the driver of one of two vehicles involved.

A female passenger was injured and taken to Kenora hospital for treatment.

Two people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Tourism Centre To Open Longer

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:11 AM

The tourist information centre in Fort Frances will stay open an extra month.

The town planned to end its lease with the province at the end of August due to a lack of funding, but a new agreement and new funding is keeping the doors open until the end of September.

Chief Administrative Officer Doug Brown says it was the province who wanted to renegotiate after the town informed them of its decision to hand the keys back to the province in August.

Brown says the province came forward with a five year plan that lowers rents by almost 48 per cent.

Efforts Continue To Make Fort Frances Age Friendly

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:02 AM

A group looking to make Fort Frances Age Friendly is now looking at the next steps.

It's asking the town for assistance on moving forward on some 15 action items to achieve its goal.

The items come from several months of discussions with seniors and community groups.

Consultant Ian Simpson admits not all 15 will work, but says the plan is fluid enough to be adjusted if necessary.

Some of the issues relate to transportation, housing and health services.

Simpson says the most important step is agreeing to work together.

Name Change Before Council

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 08:59 AM

A request to change the name of Colonization Road is now before Fort Frances town council

Council last night received the request and a petition signed by about 200 names at their meeting last night.

It's will now go to the Planning and Development Committee for a recommendation before coming back to council in the near future.

Moffat Money Distributed

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 08:54 AM

Twelve different organizations are this year's recipients of funding through the Moffat Family Fund.

A total of $55-thousand was distributed by Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis during last night's council meeting.

The Kiwanis Sunny Cove Camp Charitable Organization was the recipient of the largest share at $12-thousand.

Fun in the Sun Committee received $8,900.