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(Captain Angel Sandoval accepts Moffat Family Fund contribution from Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis)Nine local groups have benefited in funding from the Moffat Family Fund.More than $43,000 was...

Post date: July 14, 2009

More forest fires are being reported in the Rainy River district.One new blaze was reported yesterday bringing to 15 the number of fires in the district this year.The Ministry of Natural Resources...

Post date: July 14, 2009

A new report says rural communities should charge resource industries a fee for wear and tear caused by heavy trucks on roads.The study by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy says the vehicles...

Post date: July 14, 2009

Two major infrastructure projects in Ignace are in jeopardy due to financial constraints in the community.The Township recently received funding to upgrade three roads as well as build a multi-...

Post date: July 14, 2009

Police in Thunder Bay say there's a connection between a suspicious apartment fire and a burned body found in a car.Firefighters were called to the apartment fire in the city's north side Friday....

Post date: July 14, 2009

Visits to food shelves in Minnesota in the first three months of this year were up 28 percent over last year.According to a new study from Hunger Solutions, more than 237,000 children visited food...

Post date: July 14, 2009

A request for a 'Buy Ontario/Buy Canada' policy failed to get an endorsement at the table from Fort Frances town council last nightWhile supportive of the policy, councillor Rick Wiedenhoeft says...

Post date: July 14, 2009

There are also closures today on other parts of Portage Avenue.Sections between Church and Nelson Streets and Scott and First Streets will be blocked off as the second phase of the road work around...

Post date: July 14, 2009

The Portage Avenue underpass gets shutdown today.The closure from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. is the first of a week long closure as work at the underpass resumes.Fort Frances' operations and facilities...

Post date: July 14, 2009

The town of Fort Frances is seeking voluntary compliance of its by-law pertaining to the height and location of fences, hedges and shrubs.A study by the town's by-law enforcement department found...

Post date: July 14, 2009

Expect to see work crews at the Portage Avenue underpass today.The installation of temporary traffic lights at either end of the underpass that will reduce traffic to one lane while work takes place....

Post date: July 13, 2009

A request by the Ontario Federation of Labour to adopt a Buy Canada policy comes back to Fort Frances town council at its meeting tonight.The OFL asked the town back in May to accept the policy as a...

Post date: July 13, 2009

Money from the Moffat Family Fund is expected to be handed out at tonight's meeting of Fort Frances council.The town received more than $43,000 from the Winnipeg-based Moffat fund earlier this year...

Post date: July 13, 2009

Lightning is to blame for a couple of new forest fires in the Rainy River district over the weekend.Two of the fires, one east of Fort Frances near Voyageurs National Park and one of the northern...

Post date: July 13, 2009

Ontario Liquor Control Board Workers will vote on a new tentative agreement today and tomorrow.The deal was reached late last month, averting a strike that had been set for June 24th.The strike...

Post date: July 13, 2009

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