Chili madness reigned under the tent in the Times parking lot once again this year when almost 500 people showed up for last Friday’s “Great Chili Cookoff”—and helping to raise nearly $1,500 in support of area food banks.
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Patients will be moving Oct. 20 when St. Anne’s and St. Edward’s wards are consolidated into a 30-bed acute care ward at La Verendrye hospital here.
Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon will have to overcome two challengers in his bid for a third term next month.
Former town councillor Allan Bedard and Terry Johnson both filed nomination papers late last week to start their bids to unseat Mayor Witherspoon.
The figures are in but municipalities won’t find out what the “Who Does What” panel recommendations will mean to their tax bills until more number-crunching is done.
Concern over representation has prompted the Rainy River District Municipal Association to call a special meeting Oct. 21 at the Civic Centre here to finalize its proposal for an area services board.
The community auditorium committee is aiming to exceed the $570,000 fundraising commitment it made to Fort Frances town council earlier this year.
Committee co-chairman John Dutton said last week they wanted to raise an extra $100,000 to cover the cost of theatre equipment, such as sound, lights, curtains, rigging, and the catwalk.
“Learning Not to Burn” is an fire safety and prevention message local volunteer firefighter Tyler Moffitt has talked a lot about with area school children over the past few years—and one he’s not about to quit delivering.
Fort Frances may not have been among the five communities to win the first-ever “Caring Community" award from the Trillium Foundation but members of the "Tomorrow” committee here are still calling the town a winner.
Ontario teachers were slated to meet at the bargaining table with the Harris government today in hopes of avoiding a province-wide wildcat strike.
But while many are trying to remain optimistic, educational workers are bracing for the worst.
The Canadian Red Cross hasn't issued any layoff notices to its homemakers yet as it hopes Ontario's three political parties come up with a solution for the organization's pay equity woes before the end of the year.
Failing that, Red Cross president Gabrielle Moule admitted they would be forced to turn the homemaker service over to another operator.