With a history spanning 75 years, the Fort Frances Horticultural Society is no stranger to change and growth–evident of late in both its meeting format and membership popularity. Meetings, held the fourth Monday of each month from March to October, have had an extra emphasis put on learning, society president […]

It’s a success story for 21-year-old Amy Lee, who has been working at the Sportsplex since May 21 as the summer program supervisor. “This year, our number of participants have almost doubled,” enthused the Fort Frances native. “We had to hire a couple more after starting with our initial staff. […]

Give back what you take may be good moral words to live by but for gardeners, it’s a necessity. Believe it or not, vegetables and flowers rob the soil of its nutrients. And when organic matter in the soil gets low, it reflects in your yield–and leaves plants prone to […]

Employees at Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. are appealing to area residents in a last-ditch effort to keep the ambulance dispatch service here. And they’re hoping to get as many names as possible on a petition to let the Ministry of Health know that district residents are opposed to moving […]

Frustration levels have peaked, with transition teams members refusing to meet further until the premier puts a hold on all the downloading. A letter penned by Terry Mundell, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and co-chair of both transition teams, went to Premier Mike Harris yesterday but the […]

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, […]