Concern over representation has prompted the Rainy River District Municipal Association to call a special meeting Oct. 21 at the Civic Centre here to finalize its proposal for an area services board. Rainy River Mayor Gord Armstrong, chairman of the working group putting together the proposal, is hoping the group […]

The figures are in but municipalities won’t find out what the “Who Does What” panel recommendations will mean to their tax bills until more number-crunching is done. In Fort Frances, managers are going through the 96-page document from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing that arrived at the Civic […]

Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon will have to overcome two challengers in his bid for a third term next month. Former town councillor Allan Bedard and Terry Johnson both filed nomination papers late last week to start their bids to unseat Mayor Witherspoon. Meanwhile, 12 people are vying for the […]

Patients will be moving Oct. 20 when St. Anne’s and St. Edward’s wards are consolidated into a 30-bed acute care ward at La Verendrye hospital here. That includes three intensive care beds which allow patients to be x-rayed without being moved from the bed, and two labour, delivery, recovery and […]

Chili madness reigned under the tent in the Times parking lot once again this year when almost 500 people showed up for last Friday’s “Great Chili Cookoff”–and helping to raise nearly $1,500 in support of area food banks. “Texas Chili,” the recipe blended by Brian Reid, Emo reeve and owner […]

Chili chefs are busy cooking up their formula for success in preparation for the second-annual “Great Chili Cookoff” slated to get underway Friday at 11 a.m. under the tent in the parking lot of the Fort Frances Times. In an event set to rival its inaugural predecessor last October, the […]

It’s one part craftwork and several parts artwork–and it’s become one of the biggest parts of Emily Hyatt’s life. Hyatt has been working with stained glass for the past 17 years, and it’s earned her and her studio, “A Touch of Glass,” a bit of renown around the district. “When […]

It was a shining moment for me–however fleeting it may have been. My team was awesome Sunday afternoon as we thundered (well, maybe we didn’t reach the point of thundering but we were impressive nonetheless) through the bean bag toss on horseback at Trail’s End Riding Stable. And me, the […]

Riding on cloud nine is an emotion Connie Cuthbertson can probably relate to these days. For the first time in the local artist’s career, one of her works is moving from the canvas to the printed page. “It’s so cool,” beamed Cuthbertson late last week. “This is the first time […]

It’s a class project that could pay off for local businesses–and not cost them a dime. Under the guidance of Fort High teacher Chris Denby, the grade 11 computer sciences class is creating a directory on the Internet for Fort Frances area businesses. “We’re learning basically how to set it […]

The “multi-use” facility is having some electrical problems–the problem being that the tenders are coming in too high. Dennis Brunn, vice-chair of the Fort Frances-Rainy River Board of Education, read a letter to trustees at last night’s regular meeting from Phil St. Cyr of Daoust Construction. St. Cyr said the […]

The Canadian Red Cross hasn’t issued any layoff notices to its homemakers yet as it hopes Ontario’s three political parties come up with a solution for the organization’s pay equity woes before the end of the year. Failing that, Red Cross president Gabrielle Moule admitted they would be forced to […]