I attended my brother’s (Gerald Brennard) funeral in Fort Frances last month and I was so impressed with the kindness and respect that people showed us as the funeral procession made its way to Riverview Cemetery.
Every car we passed stopped or pulled over. Some people in their cars even removed their hats.
This was heart-warming to me and so respectful to my brother.
Some Northern Ontario communities are on the brink of experiencing a spring bear hunt for the first time in 15 years.
The Ontario government finally has listened to the concerns of northerners and proposed a pilot project that will bring back the spring bear hunt to a limited number of northern communities during the next two years.
The local mill has provided unending families with not just a living, but a good living over the last 100 years.
Its closing does not mean the end of Fort Frances, but its opening on May 14, 1914 certainly helped this town and the people in it to prosper and live full lives.
Cuts to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reduce Canada’s ability to do science and our ability to protect the natural world.
Seven DFO libraries, including the Eric Marshall Library of the Freshwater Institute at the University of Manitoba and the St. Andrews Biological Station in St. Andrews, N.B., are being closed down.
I am writing to thank the community for their help in the Kraft “Hockeyville” 2014 contest.
With the help of those involved, Fort Frances garnered 265 members on the website and 366 photos/stories posted.
I count that as a major accomplishment—but it’s not over yet.
As a former Fort Frances resident, I am always most proud to call Fort Frances home.
At present, many folks are voting for Ryan Faragher, nominee for the Hobey Baker Award, and the Border Skating Club’s initiative on the Tbaytel site.
I am one person who is doing both of these faithfully every day. They are awesome causes and most worthy of our time and attention.
Consider this. An 86-year-old woman, with growing back pain from a deteriorating back, slips and falls over the Christmas holidays.
Now the pain is intense and she is put in the hospital, where the pain is brought under control by pharmaceuticals. After 10 days, she is released to her apartment but the symptoms arise again and she is in extreme pain.
Winter athletes had four years to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia.
But for the curling competition, 16 teams were picked by points accumulated in the four-year period, then they played off at the “Roar of the Rings” in Winnipeg.
Our town employees who keep our streets and sidewalks cleaned are doing a remarkable job.
It is much appreciated.
Joyce La Freniere
Fort Frances, Ont.
We on the Fort Frances Public Library Board are very much aware of the challenges facing our town. We appreciate the effort of councillors as they wrestle with the budget.
That having been said, as reported in the press, one councillor recently made inaccurate statements.