Tenders went out yesterday for a new double ice surface facility to be located next to the Sportsplex here, with Sept. 2 the deadline for proposals.
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Members of the Ontario Public Servants Employees Union (OPSEU) may be back on the picket lines soon—but this time they won’t be alone.
Unionized workers across Ontario—including the Ontario Teachers’ Federation—are vowing to have a “common front” and go out on an illegal strike if the Harris government pushes through Bill 136.
Northwest Ontario Recycling Association levies could jump as the board of directors commits to balance its budget in 1998.
That’s the warning the 26-member municipalities, two First Nations and two local services boards have been given as the NORA board gears to make a decision at its Aug. 12 meeting in Fort Frances.
Pilings are being driven and crews are working on interior demolition at Westfort as the much-delayed “multi-use” project has started making some progress.
John McLeod, education director with the local public school board, said the project is back on schedule and now moving full speed ahead.
Fort Frances artist Dorothy Black has received a unique invitation—to join 19 others in portraying one of the world’s last remaining old-growth forests in the Temagami region of Ontario.
“Ice For Kids” co-chair Les Baker said Monday he isn’t worried about people threatening to withdraw their pledges because the new ice facility didn’t go to a west-end location.
With more than $650,000 raised in pledges so far, “Ice For Kids” is $150,000 over the amount it was required to kick in for the new ice facility here.
Bringing the past into the future is precisely what the Digital Collection team is doing at the Fort Frances Times.
By the end of August, the three-person team, led by Christine Siemiernik, plans to have a web page on the Internet with 100 of the top stories from the past 100 years of the Rainy River District.