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Resolute fined for 2012 mill accident

Resolute Forest Products has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at its Fort Frances paper mill in 2012.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Sandbag removal in works

With water levels on Rainy Lake and the upper Rainy River continuing to drop, the town is starting to go into "recovery mode," including removing sandbags along the waterfront.

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One new fire reported

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday. Fort Frances Fire #10, located on an island in Sunshine Lake near Atikokan, currently is "being held" at 0.1 hectares at last report.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

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Building with dad

Four-year-old Declan McCart and his father, Jeremiah, spent yesterday afternoon building towers and remote control cars at the Fort Frances Public Library, where a "Science North" exhibit was set up for the day to showcase six tables of hands-on activities for youngsters, including a live corn snake.

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Bike ride

More than 40 cyclists left the parking lot of the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday morning while participating in a family ride initiated by the Northwestern Health Unit and the local OPP.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Two more fires declared - out'

Two northern fires in Red Lake District were declared "out" yesterday. Both were lightning-caused blazes that started June 25 and were listed as "being observed."

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Still no filings here for election

No one has put their name in yet to run for Fort Frances council in the upcoming municipal election in October.

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Tardy throw

Couchiching Lady Raiders' Courtney Easton waited for a throw that wasn't going to make it in time to get Northwest Bay base runner Connie Smith during the visitors' 10-3 victory in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last night at Couchiching.

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Jetting off

Mike Maxton and Rick Socholotuk were one of the last teams to blast through the Ranier rapids this morning for the start of the 20th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Sandbag removal being discussed

With water levels of Rainy Lake and the upper Rainy River on a decline, the local Emergency Management Control Group is beginning to discuss formulating a plan to remove the protective measures that were put in place to battle recent high waters.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Sandbags to remain in place awhile longer

The Town of Fort Frances is suggesting that homeowners with protective measures in place to battle recent high waters should not remove them just yet.

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Bass tourney in need of volunteers

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is set to go this week, but organizers are still looking for volunteers to help out with this year's event.

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Use it or lose it

Given the rash of thefts here of late, the OPP once again has been pushing its "Lock it or lose it" public awareness campaign to remind people to protect their property.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Fiddling fun

Award-winning musician Sierra Noble kicked off the "Harmony of Nations" workshop series this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, showing off her fiddling skills and sharing how she overcame bullying to follow her heart and create a rewarding career in music.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Town hires new clerk

The Town of Fort Frances has hired a new clerk to replace Glenn Treftlin, who retired June 30 after 26 years of service.

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Quest' sponsors sought

Sponsorship is available to those looking to share the spotlight with local talent next Friday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

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Bear chairs' thank-you gift

How do you thank someone who saved your life? For Bill Whiting of Barwick, he offered a pair of unique, hand-crafted chairs.

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Harmony' still looking for help

Organizers of the "Harmony of Nations" Music Festival still are looking for volunteers to help ensure the success of the inaugural event set to go this Friday and Saturday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

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Lock it or lose it'

The Rainy River District OPP is reminding residents to lock up their property and vehicles to help reduce crime.

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