Monday, March 4, 2013

PC's Select Thunder Bay-Atikokan Candidate

The former president of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has been acclaimed as the Progressive Conservatives candidate for the riding of Thunder Bay-Atikokan..

He will be going up against Liberal incumbent Bill Mauro in the next election.

International Women's Day Event

International Women's Day will be celebrated in Fort Frances with a visit from an inspiring entrepreneur.

Zahra Al-Harazi, originally from Yemen, will be a keynote speaker at an event Thursday sponsored by the Northwest Business Centre.

When she arrived in Canada, her teaching degree was rejected, so she returned to school, later becoming the owner of a marketing firm she helped establish in Calgary.

Tickets for the event can be obtained at the Rainy River Future Development Corporation and La Place Rendez-Vous

Question Of The Week

50 per cent of respondents to our poll question are very concerned with the financial situation of the town of Fort Frances.

Another 20 per cent were concerned but felt it was manageable.

This time we want to know what you think about the cross-border dialogue that's started to help market the area to more people.

Let us know on our website, or tell us on our Facebook page.

More Call Back Of Workers

There's some additional call back of laid off workers at Resolute Forest Products mill in Fort Frances.

A sources tells CFOB-News that eleven members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1744 have been told to report to work March 6.

The recall is apparently for just one day.

The Company had stated news of a recall, first reported by CFOB-News last Monday, was related to a scheduled maintenance repair at the mil.

Accommodation Review Committee Set

A committee set up to review the future of Our Lady of the Way school in Stratton is now interested in hearing from those who would like to make a submission at its first public meeting.

That meeting will be held March 20 at the School.

Interested individuals must let the committee know of their intent by March 13.

Details about the consultation process and how to submit can be found on the Northwest Catholic District School Board's website.

Joint Communities Meeting

Some navel gazing about the future economies of Fort Frances and International Falls.

Representatives from both sides of the border gathered for the first time in many years to discuss how to better market the region.

Chair of the Fort Frances Downtown Business Improvement Association Doug Anderson says it only make sense to have a dialogue between the two communities.

Some of the ideas include creating new a map, a community calender and websites showcasing services and events on both sides.

Good Samaritan Society Readies For Move

The Good Samaritan Society anticipates moving into its new surroundings in International Falls this July.

The Society is building a new 54-bed nursing home and 24-unit assisted living facility.

Administrator Adam Coe says the project is on schedule.

Coe says they'll be calling on volunteers to help make the move of patients smooth as possible.