Thursday, November 27, 2014

News

Museum board asks for more staff, council rep

The Fort Frances Museum Advisory Committee is asking town council for additional staff to help curator Sherry George with the workload, as well as a council rep to sit on it.

Dr. Johnstone honoured as top citizen

Dr. Brian Johnstone was recognized for more than four decades of outstanding service to the community Monday night when he was honoured as the town’s 27th “Citizen of the Year.”

Resolute clears air on mill matters

With the future of its Fort Frances mill and wood rights making headlines of late, Resolute Forest Products is speaking out about its role in ongoing efforts to sell the mill here and related matters.

Council amends term limits

Town council will be keeping term limits at eight years for its various boards and committees, but will make exceptions if there’s not applicants to fill vacancies.

Council eyeing user fee hike

Town council will vote tonight to increase user fees here in 2015.
If the recommendation from the Administration and Finance executive committee is approved, there will be a general 2.6 percent hike effective Jan. 1.

Mill manager served orders by fire service

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service has been working with personnel at the Resolute mill for the past few months related to fire safety issues at the Fort Frances site.
There was a high level of optimism that the sale of the mill was imminent and that many of the safety issues would be resolved by the sale of the site to a new owner.

Send in Santa letters

With Christmas just over a month away, the Fort Frances Times is looking for children’s letters to Santa.
The Times is getting ready to publish its annual Christmas greetings edition on Dec. 17.
If you would like your child’s letter to Santa to be included, we need it by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Floats needed for Santa parade

The second-annual “Festival of Frost” here next Saturday (Nov. 29) is shaping up to be very cool indeed, including a parade based on the hit movie, “Frozen.”
But the 57th-annual “Parade of Lights” will be a lot more magical if more groups and businesses would enter floats.

Halvorsen among ‘Top 20’

Angela Halvorsen was among 20 regional women honoured last Thursday by the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO).
The business investment officer at Rainy River Future Development Corp. was named as one of the PARO Top 20 in 20 awards at the “Exceed the Vision” gala in celebration of PARO’s 20th Anniversary in Thunder Bay.

Winter freeze of mill a major concern

With winter’s chill gripping Borderland already, concerns are running high about how the local mill will survive the season without heat and remain saleable.
“I know there’s been a lot of interest expressed in the community, by residents, regarding the health and safety factor of the facility not being heated in the winter time,” said Mayor Roy Avis yesterday.

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