It was one year ago today when the last hail storm wreaked havoc on area roofs and vehicles–and that is a welcome deadline for both insurance agents and adjusters. In fact, it will be the first time in two years that hail claims have not been a part of the […]

Don’t be surprised if you see about 150 people walking, running, or biking on Highway 621 from Sleeman to Bergland this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be celebrating the pioneers who moved to Bergland from Minnesota in 1907, and […]

It was supposed to provide clear answers to all their questions but district municipalities are still scrambling to find out what the downloading of responsibilities from the province will mean to their pocketbooks in 1998. Only Dawson, McCrosson-Tovell, and Morson were able to give estimates on what it would mean […]

Property tax cuts should average five to 10 percent across the province by the year 2000 through the provincial-municipal swap of services, Municipal Affairs and Housing minister Al Leach pledged last week. But others are calling that statement false, accusing the government of merely “passing the buck” to municipalities. Terry […]

Working for La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel here can be quite a challenge for Joelle Blanc. With the guidance of her father, George, and her uncle, Paul Noonan, who co-own the business, Blanc has slowly climbed the ladder to her present position of maitre d’. “I like the business and working […]

Fort Frances should know next month whether it will be crowned one of Ontario’s most caring communities. The town was one of 26 communities to make the short list for the Trillium Foundation’s “Caring Communities Awards”–and eligible for a $10,000 prize. And now the “Tomorrow” strategic planning committee is gearing […]

The Northwestern Health Unit has a new audiologist under its roof, and she wants everyone to hear her loud and clear that she plans to put roots down firmly in her job here. Brenda Tullio, 27, replaces outgoing audiologist Jeff Naka, who moved to Thunder Bay. A native of Timmins, […]

For most, life may not be a riverboat fantasy as the song claims. But for the 11 people who cruised Lake of the Woods last weekend, life became just that. And the event might be the boost needed to get more people taking advantage of the Historic Boundary Waterway’s natural […]

“Ice For Kids” co-chair Les Baker said Monday he isn’t worried about people threatening to withdraw their pledges because the new ice facility didn’t go to a west-end location. With more than $650,000 raised in pledges so far, “Ice For Kids” is $150,000 over the amount it was required to […]

Fort Frances artist Dorothy Black has received a unique invitation–to join 19 others in portraying one of the world’s last remaining old-growth forests in the Temagami region of Ontario. Included in the short-list of 20 artists invited by the sponsors, “The Canadian Wildflower Society” and “Wildflower Magazine,” are renowned wildlife […]

Pilings are being driven and crews are working on interior demolition at Westfort as the much-delayed “multi-use” project has started making some progress. John McLeod, education director with the local public school board, said the project is back on schedule and now moving full speed ahead. “There will be two […]

Northwest Ontario Recycling Association levies could jump as the board of directors commits to balance its budget in 1998. That’s the warning the 26-member municipalities, two First Nations and two local services boards have been given as the NORA board gears to make a decision at its Aug. 12 meeting […]