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No news is not good news for the town of Fort Frances regarding two road projects.Work at the Portage Avenue underpass and Scott Street from Reid Avenue to Colonization Road East continues to be on...

Post date: June 23, 2009

It was a unanimous vote.Construction of the the new library and technology centre in Fort Frances will go ahead.This after town councillors agreed last night to a more than $4 million dollar...

Post date: June 23, 2009

A new outreach service centre for family and children's programs will officially open its doors in Fort Frances today.The centre on Webster Avenue North is a partnership of several community agencies...

Post date: June 22, 2009

Two northern Ontario New Democrat MPP's are calling on the province to provide the health care resources needed to stop the spread of H1N1 flu in First Nations communities.Howard Hampton and Frances...

Post date: June 22, 2009

Voting to determine who'll lead Ontario's Progressive Conservatives is underway.About 40,000 party members are being asked to rank the four candidates in order of preference.Vying for the leadership...

Post date: June 22, 2009

There is a new officer at the U-S Border at International Falls.Chico, a three-year-old German Shepard, is part of a new U-S Border and Protection Services K-9 unit that will be sniffing out illegal...

Post date: June 22, 2009

The discovery of the Emerald ash borer in St. Paul is having some concern in northern Minnesota.Koochiching County has more than 124-million ash trees.John Snyder, a biologist with Voyageurs National...

Post date: June 22, 2009

A folk festival planned for the Fort Frances area is moving ahead.The event is scheduled for July18th at the Little Beaver Snow Park.Organizer Alex Maruzyk says much of the key elements are in place...

Post date: June 22, 2009

Sixteen abandoned Cold War radar sites in northern Ontario will be cleaned up over the next six years at an estimated cost of more than $100 million dollars.The province will provide $73 million to...

Post date: June 22, 2009

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is looking for some help with next week's Quest for the Best Talent Show.The chamber is looking for volunteers to help out at the gate and the bar.Anyone...

Post date: June 22, 2009

The Rainy River district school board is ensuring its meeting the proposed Student Achievement and School Board Governance Act.Among other things, bill 177 entrenches student achievement as a key...

Post date: June 22, 2009

Also at tonight's meeting, Fort Frances councillors will provide an update on the activities of their various committees.Updates on the town's road projects and the relocation of the tugboat Hallet...

Post date: June 22, 2009

A decision to proceed with construction of the new library and technology centre could be made by Fort Frances town councillors tonight.A proposed construction contract with Aurora Construction comes...

Post date: June 22, 2009

A program to help low-income families in the Rainy River district avoid eviction has received some assistance of its own.The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board received $7500...

Post date: June 19, 2009

Four aboriginal organizations in northwestern Ontario will be benefit from provincial money to develop projects that help First Nations, Métis and Inuit victims of crime.They are among 21-provincial...

Post date: June 19, 2009

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