The Boreal West Round Table will hear public presentations on the future of natural resources and resource management on Crown lands Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fort Frances Legion. With eight meetings and a “bombardment of paper” under his belt, round table member Jack Hedman admitted the group […]

Most trustees on the local public school board said they don’t plan to seek re-election in November. Out of the 14 trustees on the board, only one person was thinking of running again while another was undecided. The other 12 had answers which ranged from “not likely” to a very […]

If you have a child in grades one to eight, they’ll now need a B-minus to pass this year. It’s part of Ontario’s new curriculum, which demands higher standards from its students for them to graduate. Guidelines for Math and Language were released in June. Curriculum outlines for Science and […]

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services Inc. marked its 10th anniversary yesterday with an open house, celebrating its success as a native child welfare agency despite a continuing struggle to keep up with funding cuts. Held at the Nanicost grounds, the open house included traditional drumming ceremonies and a barbecue, as well as […]

It’s a tale that closely resembles the one about the country mouse and the city mouse. But this one was real-life. Local 4-H members Stacey Angus, 16, and Simone LeBlanc, 18, took part in “Today’s Leaders, Tomorrow’s Issues,” a workshop Aug. 23-25 at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto for […]

River District Municipal Association members have more questions than answers about the $218 per household cost municipalities are going to be billed for policing starting Jan. 1. Now the RRDMA executive is hoping an OPP rep will be able to provide a clearer picture of what’s ahead at its annual […]

Tours of the new oriented strand board mill proved to be the most popular part of Voyageur Panel’s grand-opening celebrations held yesterday in Barwick. By the end of the day, well over 500 people had their chance to see how OSB was made. In fact, about an hour into the […]

Emo and area residents will have the chance to receive local dental care again next month–something they haven’t had access to since Dr. James Singer left town three months ago. Fort Frances dentists Dr. Brent Danylchuk and Dr. Mike Gerstner, co-owners of the Fort Frances Dental Centre, have decided to […]

There’s some good news for district beef farmers–prices are up. And unless there’s a huge jump in the number of cattle introduced to the market, prices are expected to stay put. For a while, anyway. “We’re anticipating a good fall,” said Bill Black with Canfax, the marketing arm of the […]

Come September, the convenience of buying gas in Devlin will be returned to area residents at “Dev Lynne’s” — a gas bar and convenience store soon to be opened by local couple Roger Allan and Lynne Nielson. Finding “Dev Lynne’s” won’t be tough. It will be located at the junction […]

The Abattoir Steering Committee enjoyed a boost of confidence during the fall fair in Emo last week after dozens of people stopped to voice their support at its booth in the Farm Progress Building. Committee chairman Telford Advent said he was very impressed with the community’s show of support for […]

The Emo and Rural Handy Van has gotten a major boost from the provincial government, with $18,000 soon to be heading into its bank account. Barb Duguay, Emo and Rural Home Support supervisor, said the funding covers close to three-quarters of the handy van’s budget for the next year–and will […]