Friday, March 15, 2013

Complaints About Dog Droppings Increasing

The on-set of spring is generating complaints about dogs and their owners who don't pick up after them.

Fort Frances Councillor Rick Wiedenhoeft says the waterfront continue to be one the problem areas.

Wiedenhoeft says it's just common courtesy for owners to pick up after their dogs.

Complaints have also been received about dog droppings left along the ski trails in the town's north end.

Tories Wants Plans For More Casinos Stopped

The Tories want to cancel the province's plans for more casinos and online gambling.

Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says thousands of jobs will be lost in the government goes ahead with casinos.

Hudak, instead, favours horse racetrack operators being allowed to take over existing slot operations.

New Bobcat Sighting

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A bobcat wandering around parts of Fort Frances continues to elusive.

The town's by-law enforcement office began setting up traps last week after reports of domestic cats being killed by the wild animal.

The most recent sighting was this past week in the 600 block of Scott Street

County To Talk With CN About Trains

Koochiching County will try to seek a meeting with CN Rail officials to talk about the length of time it's taking its trains to pass by rail crossings.

The County would also like to hear from the public.

Commissioner Brian McBride says it can aid in their efforts to find a resolve.

Chair Kevin Adee says the biggest concern is trains that stop at a crossing for longer than 10 minutes.