Friday, August 1, 2014


CPC launches website

The Rainy River District Community Policing Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, which can be found at
CPC has been in existence in Rainy River District for well over 20 years and has contributed to the success of many programs, including “Lock It or Lose It,” “Project Safe Hallowe’en,” “Stuff-A-Cruiser,” and P.A.R.T.Y.

Be sure to check voters’ list: town

While the Oct. 27 municipal election may seem distant, the town soon will be asking electors to make sure they’re eligible to vote.
Starting next week, the preliminary list of electors will posted at the Civic Centre and the Fort Frances Public library, as well as on the town’s website at

Third CN track irks residents

Several local residents are highly-concerned about a new set of tracks CN plans to build near their homes.
Dave Poirier, who lives at the end of Christie Avenue North, said was notified by CN on July 18 that it will be putting in a third rail line on the north side of the tracks—parallel to his and several other neighbours’ properties.

Disaster relief funding in limbo

It could take a while before the Town of Fort Frances finds out from the province regarding what disaster relief funding it may get.

Duo rules FFCBC once again

To win back-to-back titles at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship usually means having to do even more the second time around to keep one’s place on top of the mountain.
Jeff Gustafson and John Peterson did enough—just enough—to make it happen.

Sandbag removal in works

With water levels on Rainy Lake and the upper Rainy River continuing to drop, the town is starting to go into “recovery mode,” including removing sandbags along the waterfront.

Still no filings here for election

No one has put their name in yet to run for Fort Frances council in the upcoming municipal election in October.
As well, no one has filed so far to run for the Fort Frances seats on the Rainy River District School Board or Northwest Catholic District School Board.

‘Harmony of Nations’ a success

The inaugural “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival set out to unite artists and audience members from First Nation, Métis, Canadian, and American communities in a creative, musical environment—and that’s just what it did.
“Our goals were to work towards bringing together the four cultures and we did do that,” said event co-ordinator Shannon Darby.

Mud Lake City Music Fest to return next month

Just 30 km west of Fort Frances, Betty and Wayne Salchert spent a lifetime building a legacy within the Rainy River District.
Building a tiny town that is, which boasts its own bank, courthouse, shops and an array of priceless antiques.

Sandbag removal being discussed

With water levels of Rainy Lake and the upper Rainy River on a decline, the local Emergency Management Control Group is beginning to discuss formulating a plan to remove the protective measures that were put in place to battle recent high waters.

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