For a little more than a year now, counsellors at the Door of Hope Counselling Services have been helping their clients find ways to deal with the stresses of everyday life. While providing a professional level of advocacy has evolved most successfully in terms of a client base, counsellor Ron […]

When Sandra Morrisseau joined the Couchiching Volunteer Fire Department, she probably never expected to be called to a fire at her own home. But early Sunday morning, she watched her house go up in smoke. “It’s completely lost,” Morrisseau said Monday from her brother’s home where she, her husband, Charlie […]

Shortly after passing a resolution not to commit more town dollars to the auditorium project at Westfort, Fort Frances council made a “friendly amendment” to kick in another $300,000 to bring its maximum financial commitment up to $1.8 million. But with that, the auditorium will house only 434 seats, not […]

Spotting a huge, unidentifiable object in the evening sky with flashing lights “not like an airplane” may sound far-fetched but it’s a scenario at least a dozen residents from Fort Frances to Barwick said they saw Sept. 20. Reported to be extremely large, stationary for up to an hour, and […]

National unity, health care, children and job creation were the focus yesterday afternoon as Gov. Gen. Roméo LeBlanc opened the 36th Parliament with the Speech from the Throne. And with that, Gov. Gen. LeBlanc outlined the direction the Chrétien government would be taking Canada into the new millennium. Liberal government […]

“tour de Fort” is gearing up for its fifth season with the sale of passports this weekend downstairs at the Fort Frances Public Library. They’ll be on sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and again Sunday from 1-4 p.m.–and only 200 are up for grabs. “It might sell out on […]

It’s going to be a weekend of firsts for the Northwestern Ontario Association of Chambers of Commerce as it holds its annual fall conference here. NOACC president Dave Barker said the executive will present position papers to its members this year rather than pass a number of resolutions. In those […]

For a little more than a year now, counsellors at the Door of Hope Counselling Services have been helping their clients find ways to deal with the stresses of everyday life. While providing a professional level of advocacy has evolved most successfully in terms of a client base, counsellor Ron […]

Do you remember the last time you got stuck in a power outage away from your flashlight? You probably stumbled around a bit, and cursed more than you’d care to admit, as you stumbled around in the shadows not being to make out anything with your eyes. That’s a lot […]

While teachers agree the new education legislation introduced Monday could have been worse, they also agree it could be a lot better. Education and Training minister John Snobelen introduced Bill 160–the Education Quality Improvement Act–with the impression that the most stringent legislation already had been dropped, making the bill easy […]

Town council learned Monday night that the cost estimates for the proposed auditorium at Westfort have jumped by almost $400,000 more than it expected in less than four years, prompting councillors to take a second look at the project’s design. And they wants answers by next Monday when a special […]

You can make rope with it, not to mention clothing, plastics, vegetable oil, and other numerous products–and it could become the next cash crop for the north. Gord Scheifele, northern research co-ordinator for the University of Guelph, has been doing hemp research for agricultural purposes for the last several years. […]