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Thursday Apr 17 | Fort Francis Times

Downtown Easter egg hunt set to go

The first-annual Community Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, organized by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, along with "The Shops on Scott Street," is all set to go for this Saturday.

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Thursday Apr 17 | Fort Francis Times

Bunny friend

Jaana Fournier made friends with one of the bunnies who were visiting the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday.

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Thursday Apr 17 | Fort Francis Times

Jail or Bail' challenge heating up

The gauntlet has been thrown down! Tyler Cousineau of Gillons' Insurance, the "top convict" for raising $670 in last year's Voyageur Lions Club's "Jail or Bail," has sent out a challenge for others to raise more bail than he does this time around.

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Thursday Apr 17 | Fort Francis Times

Campbell hearing concerns about pending child care act

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is aware of concerns locally-from both parents and child-care providers-about Bill 143 , which currently is in second reading.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Brand promises renewed spirit: mayor

Mayor Roy Avis is positive that the town's new brand, Fort Frances Boundless, marks the start of a new era for the community.

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Fort Francis Times

Town to use vote-by-mail

Local voters will once again be able to vote by mail in this fall's municipal election.

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Thunder Bay's Source

Fort Frances puts casino on October ballot

When Fort Frances residents go to the municipal election polls in October, they'll also be voting on whether or not to licence a casino in their town.

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The Chronicle-Journal

Nobody shows up for meeting on possibility of OLG casino

Fort Frances town council is to make a decision later this month on whether to add a question to the municipal election ballot on development of a local casino.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Pulp & Paper Canada

AV Terrace Bay doing capital projects prior to dissolving pulp conversion

The AV Terrace Bay mill is moving ahead with capital improvement projects and actively recruiting more employees, a local newspaper reports.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Casino question, brand on agenda

A public meeting will be held this evening to consider a bylaw that, if approved, will see council include a question on the municipal election ballot this fall asking whether Fort Frances should be considered a future site for a casino.

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Fort Francis Times

Steered wide

Fort Frances Lakers' goalie Devin Tappenden redirected this shot from the stick of Minnesota Iron Rangers' Jonathon Losurdo wide of the net as Mason Meyer hustled back to help his netminder during the second period of Fort Frances' 1-0 win in double overtime Friday night.

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Fort Francis Times

Special visitor

Hayden Allam and her little brother, Brenner Bagacki, visited with the Easter Bunny during an Easter party at the Fort Frances Best Start Hub on Saturday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Reading program

Andrea Avis, program director at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, read the book "Willow Finds a Way" to visiting students from Donald Young School in Emo yesterday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Day of Pink'

Kristi Albright, left, and Nancy Daley-Fulton, both with the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, offered pink carnations and cookies to Kitty Meadwell at Rainycrest yesterday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Efforts aim to curb cyberbullying

Given today is the International Day of Pink, and there has been plenty of focus lately on bullying and cyberbullying, Fort Frances OPP Cst.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Rainy River Record

Record's co-owner receives provincial award for community work

Fort Frances Times' and Rainy River Record co-owner and office manager Linda Plumridge has been honoured by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association for her community work.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Mrs. Pudding' touts healthy living

Sue Schaefer, a diabetes nurse educator a.k.a. "Mrs. Pudding," will be offering a free information session tomorrow night at La Place Rendez-Vous.

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Fort Francis Times

Faragher, Basaraba step closer to NHL

Two Fort Frances natives have moved forward in their respective quests to live the dream of many Canadian youths.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Thunder Bay's Source

Training tool

Superior North EMS chief Norm Gale, Northern Ontario School of Medicine simulation administrator Susan Morhart stand in front of the Simbulance.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Fort Francis Times

Ladies' volleyball finalists determined

Bump It Up might want to run out onto the court next week with the theme from "Rocky" playing in the background.

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