Monday, January 26, 2015


Risk of freezing drizzle

There is a chance of drizzle, snow, and freezing drizzle tonight.
Look for an overnight low of minus-four C (24 F) and west winds at five-10 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will see a 30 percent chance of snow, with temperatures falling to around minus-five (23) by 9 a.m.
Winds will be northwesterly at five m.p.h., becoming easterly in the afternoon.

Domtar, Unifor talks break down

Unifor negotiations with Domtar, covering more than 500 pulp mill and woodlands employees in Dryden, broke down yesterday.
Unifor now has applied for conciliation for all 225 production, maintenance, and office members in Local 105, and for another 300 wood harvesting, chipping, and hauling members in Local 324.

Date set for annual book sale

Looking for something to do this weekend?
How about sorting through books you don’t want anymore so you can donate them to a good cause?
The annual book sale at Revco Carpet here is taking place Feb. 19-21.
Proceeds from this year’s sale will be donated to the local Alzheimer Society and the Mixed Children’s Judo Club.

Weather mix

There is a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet tonight, with the overnight temperature rising to around one C (34 F) by 4 a.m.
Look for southwest winds at 10-15 m.p.h., gusting up to 20 m.p.h.
Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a high of three (37) and low around minus-four (25).
Winds will be westerly at 10 m.p.h.

Limit Rainycrest visiting to rooms

Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home remains in outbreak mode.
But while visiting still is permitted, it must take place in the resident’s room and not in a common area.
If feeling ill, visitors and people with weakened immune systems, like newborns, are strongly urged to stay home to avoid spreading the ’flu and possibly other viruses to Rainycrest residents.

Business awards voting opened up

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has set the date for its 19th-annual business awards gala—and is looking to engage the public more than ever by opening up voting to everyone.
The event, which again will be sponsored by Tbaytel, will take place Thursday, March 12 at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Berry lands ‘dream job’ as librarian

Ever since Meagan Berry first worked as a student at the Fort Frances Public Library 10 years ago, she knew she wanted to be a librarian.
And after years of hard work and study, the 26-year-old has begun a new chapter in her life doing her dream job.
As of three weeks ago, Berry works for the Oxford County Library, a 14-branch library system in Oxford County in southern Ontario.

‘Snowbirds’ slated to fly here in June

For the first time since 1998, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s “Snowbirds” demonstration team will put on a show at the Fort Frances Airport on Wednesday, June 10.
Bruce Caldwell, who put in a request for the Snowbirds back in the fall, recently confirmed Canada’s premier aerobatics flying team is coming here.

Council to look into cost of replacing dock

The town will get the process going to see if it can get disaster funding to possibly build a new dock at the Point.
Speaking at Monday’s budget meeting, Fort Frances Fire Chief Frank Sheppard noted the government dock had incurred damage related to high water since the early 2000s.

District again presses wood supply

Calling on the province to ensure a low-cost, long-term fibre supply for Rainy River District was the overriding theme of the Ontario 2015 pre-budget consultations held yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

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