February 2018

OPP Looking Into Fort Frances Woman's Death

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:54 AM

OPP are looking into a death of a Fort Frances woman in Kenora.

77 year old Brenda Richardson from Fort Frances was identified as the victim and was pronounced dead at the scene at a home on Railway Street.

26 year old Trenton Richardson, a former Kenora resident, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing on Friday.

A post mortem exam is taking place in Toronto.

OPP are asking anyone with information regarding the investigation to contact their Kenora detachment.

Voting Day In Couchiching First Nation

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:48 AM

Residents of Couchiching First Nation go to the polls today.

They've voting to elect a chief and council.

Six are vying for the position of Chief, including incumbent Brian Perrault.

Twenty-two are looking to fill one of six council seats.

Voting begins at 9 a.m. at the Couchiching Multi-Use Building until 8 p.m.

 

Search For New Dean Underway

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:45 AM

The founding Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is stepping down.

Dr. Roger Strasser's contract is up next year.

The school is already looking to recruit his replacement.

Strasser and the school welcomed their first students to the campuses in Thunder Bay and Sudbury in 2005.
 

More Moffat Money Available

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:43 AM

The town of Fort Frances is now accepting applications for Moffat funding.

A total of $60-thousand is being made available through the Winnipeg Foundation's Moffat Family Fund this year.

That's up five grand from what was available to area organizations last year.

Applications can be found on the town's website and have to be in by March 22nd.

Early Bird Registration Ends Today

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:24 AM

A final chance to save some money if you want to be a part of this Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo.

An early bird registration offer expires at the close of business today.

Executive Director Jennifer Soderholm says vendors can save $50 on an already reduced rate.

About 60 spaces are available, but Soderholm says they also have some of them filled by out-of-town businesses.

Regisrtation is made through the Chamber's website or by calling their office.

The event takes place at the Fort Frances Curling Club on April 27-28.

Man Fined For Driving In Park

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:22 AM

A Kenora man is out of pocket $750 for taking a truck into a provincial park.

Daniel Prouty pleaded guilty to the charge stemming from an incident at Turtle River - White Otter Lake Provincial Park last June.

Court was told he had driven his truck down a trail meant for ATVs and walking to access a boat cache on Dibble Lake.

Along with the fine, Prouty also lost his right to keep a boat on Dibble.

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:19 AM

A day to promote anti-Bullying.

It is "Pink Shirt Day," an international movement that brings attention to bullying.

It originated out of incident in Nova Scotia after a 9 grade student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the the first day of school, leading to some others to rally in his support by wearing pink.

Students across the Rainy River district being encouraged to take part by wearing pink themselves today.

Lakers Shut Out

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:18 AM

For the second straight time, the Fort Frances Lakers have been shut out by the Thunder Bay North Stars.

This time, last night in Thunder Bay with the Stars winning 3-0.

 

Trickle Your Taps

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:14 AM

The town of Fort Frances is asking residents to run their water a bit to avoid the potential of getting a frozen line.

Operations and Facilities Manager Travis Rob says the number of calls they've received about frozen lines has increased from 5 three weeks ago to 29.

Rob says warmer temperatures don't necessary end that threat.

Rob says the need to trickle a tap is especially important in areas where lines have frozen before.

Trickle Your Taps

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:11 AM

The town of Fort Frances is asking residents to run their water a bit to avoid the potential of getting a frozen line.

Operations and Facilities Manager Travis Rob says the number of calls they've received about frozen lines has increased from 5 three weeks ago to 29.

Rob says warmer temperatures don't necessary end that threat.

Rob says the need to trickle a tap is especially important in areas where lines have frozen before.