Betty’s of Fort Frances was named Business of the Year during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 18th-annual Tbaytel business awards gala last night at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Christine Krueger (Fort Frances Dental Centre) was honoured as Employee of the Year while Ben Morelli, owner/operator of From the Grind Up, was named Entrepreneur of the Year.
As Public Works keeps working at thawing frozen water lines, the town also continues to receive several new reports each day.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said the town got nine reports of frozen water lines yesterday, in addition to nine on Tuesday and eight on Monday.
This brings the total up to 179 since January.
Local RN Kim McMahon of the Fort Frances Hemodialysis Unit recently was honoured with a “Walk the Talk” Individual Award from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
It gives out “Walk the Talk” awards each year in a number of categories to acknowledge and reward physicians and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty in their job.
Texting, talking on your hand-held device, adjusting your iPod, or playing “Flappy Bird” while driving will net you a bigger fine starting March 18.
Ontario is boosting the fine for motorists who are caught driving while distracted from $155 to $280 (a $225 fine, plus a $50 victim surcharge and $5 court cost).
The federal government hasn’t been doing its share to help fix roads in Ontario.
That’s the message Mayor Roy Avis and Coun. Ken Perry got last week during the annual Ontario Good Roads Association/Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto.
The town’s 2014 operating budget could see some trimming in the coming weeks as council looks ahead to a future where either reduced services, or higher user fees or taxes, will become a necessity.
The 2014 budget currently includes an operating shortfall of about $360,787.
Following a decision in its favour in the “Point two-chain” case, the Town of Fort Frances is hoping it can come to an agreement with the other parties to resolve related litigation.
Mayor Roy Avis will give a report tonight on how meetings went with provincial ministers last week at the annual OGRA/ROMA conference in Toronto.
A mill employee is in critical condition after a dust explosion yesterday morning at the biomass boiler here.
The male, who was not named, has been hospitalized in Toronto with burn injuries.
Fort Frances Fire Chief Frank Sheppard said firefighters will remain on the scene today to investigate the cause of the mishap.
A mill employee is in critical condition after a dust explosion this morning at the biomass boiler here.
The male has been hospitalized with burn injuries.
The dust explosion resulted in a small fire, which has been extinguished.
The boiler is back in operation at this time, Resolute Forest Products spokesperson Xavier Van Chau said Thursday afternoon.