Staff Significant rainfall is forcing the Town of Fort Frances to change its plans for the annual free tipping day. Set to run tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, 2022, the rainfall received Thursday night into Friday morning has caused extremely wet conditions at the Fort Frances Landfill site, forcing the town […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Due to high-water levels, the town’s Emergency Control Group updated their emergency declaration to include flooding. Patrick Briere, emergency management specialist says the town is going to begin sandbagging efforts starting with protecting municipal infrastructure and assets. “We’re just looking to get ahead of the game,” says Briere. He says […]

Press release

Many people effected by the flooding may not have had overland flood and sewer back up coverage for various reason. Reason can be cost of the coverage can be too high, some areas are not eligible for the coverage and policy limits that may have been exceeded. Causeway owner John […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

At Monday night’s town council meeting, Fort Frances mayor June Caul provided a verbal update on many of the happenings that have been taking place in the municipality over the past few weeks. Beginning with the recent meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) at the Fort Frances Curling […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

On April 22, the White Pine Lift Station saw a critical infrastructure failure. The pump’s failure led to sewage backup in mostly the east part of Fort Frances. The town has been using a temporary pump which emergency management specialist Patrick Briere says has been no less effective then the […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances landfill charges $72.80 per metric tonne, with a minimum charge of $18 per load. But on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all garden waste can be dumped at no cost. Free Tipping Day is for garden waste only. This includes leaves, tree branches, […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Monday night’s Fort Frances Town Council meeting saw some interesting information regarding a proposed splash pad for the municipality, along with a few more details about how it could all come together. As an item on the committee of the whole agenda, the town was presented with a report from […]

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 held its annual poster and poem contest, and enjoyed looking through all the local submissions. There were several stand-outs from this year’s submissions, especially the colour poster created by Layton Hanson, which is being forwarded to the provincial level competition. The following are this […]

Press release

The Mill Alumni will hold its 10th annual banquet on Wednesday, May 25 at the Fort Frances legion, starting with a social hour and a half starting at 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by May 15 and are available at the Senior Centre as well as from Committee members, […]

Husband and wife duo Whitehorse closed out the Tour de Fort regular season last week. The concert series was able to bounce back from Covid restrictions, to offer a full line-up, including make-up shows forced to cancel during the pandemic. With restrictions easing, the concert series has decided to return […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Council briefs Town employees will have the right to disconnect from work codified into policy following Monday night’s meeting of Fort Frances town council. Item 5.4 on the agenda for the committee of the whole saw a report which recommended council adopt a new policy for town employees regarding the […]