Youth justice facility to be built here

Fort Frances has been chosen as one of two locations in Ontario for a new youth justice facility.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services announced Friday that a 12-bed facility dedicated to aboriginal youth would be built here while a 16-bed facility will be built in Thunder Bay.
The facilities will house youths aged 12-17 to keep them apart from the adult system.
The Fort Frances facility will allow youths from the Kenora jail to be moved to a youth-only facility.
Both building are expected to be completed by early 2009.
The William E. Hay Youth Centre in Ottawa also will receive a share of the $28.4 million in funding for an expansion.
All three facilities will have state-of-the-art security as well as provide evidence-based rehabilitative programming, the ministry said in a press release.