It has been quite the summer experience for 20-year-old Melissa Bond of Fort Frances, who has been working for the Abitibi-Consolidated paper mill here as a co-op civil engineer since the first week in May. The dedicated student to the field of engineering had opted to spend her summer back […]

The notion of having no trustee representation past grade eight does not appeal to the local separate school board. In fact, Education Director Paul Jackson said continual lobbying will be done to the Education Improvement Committee in Toronto until it agrees to include a separate school trustee position for the […]

A Kenora man who figures he’s had more than 50 electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments in his lifetime says he is now working to have them banned. The man, who requested his name be withheld, claimed he was given the ECT treatments to cure alcoholism and depression for 25 years. He […]

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk. She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David […]

Increased traffic, buffering, and decreased property values were concerns brought forward by local residents on Safeway’s expansion plans here at a public information meeting last Wednesday. While Safeway reps are aiming to address all these issues, taxpayers will get another chance to air their concerns to town council before it […]

The Muskie hockey team will be holding its tryout camp for the 1997-98 season Aug. 18-23 at Memorial Arena–two months earlier than in past years. The training camp, which usually begins in the last week of October, is a break from tradition, said head coach Terry Ogden, adding this year’s […]

District municipalities will be facing a $218.35 per household annual bill starting Jan. 1 as the province tries to bring fairness to paying for policing in Ontario. “It’s less than what we thought it was going to be,” admitted Chapple Clerk Doris Dyson, who said they had estimated the cost […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]