Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Citizens Of The Year Named

Two sisters have been named citizens of the year in Fort Frances.

Jane McLeod and Florence Hill were cited for their involvement in several organizations such as the Laverendrye and Rainycrest Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Ladies auxiliary and with their churches.

A formal presentation of their award will be made at a later date.

CN Rail Line Open

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All appears back to normal in Fort Frances following a weekend train derailment near the community.

CN Rail spokesperson Louis-Antoine Paquin says the track was reopened yesterday afternoon, but the cause of the accident is still a mystery.

About 40 carloads of grain parted with the track late Sunday afternoon.

No one was injured.

Internet Access Back In Fort Frances

Shaw and Vianet customers in Fort Frances can again access Internet and email accounts today.

Officials are blaming the derailment of a CN train on the weekend for an outage that last nearly 24 hours.

They say a fibre line was cut as a result, but repaired late last night.

Plane Crash Investigation Continues

Early indications suggest some kind of a problem on board the Bearskin Airlines plane involved in Sunday's fatal crash in Red Lake.

Peter Hildebrand of the Transportation Safety Board says that's the word from speaking with survivors and from the pilot just prior to the crash who indicated some type of emergency.

Hildebrand says they're still investigating what that was.

The plane crashed about 2 miles short of the runway, killing five of seven people one board.

Woman Charged In Kenora Accident

OPP are charging a 59 year old woman with failing to yield to a pedestrian after a fatal collision in Kenora on Monday.

Two women crossing First Street South were struck by a vehicle turning onto the street.

79 year old Marlyn Lowes died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The other woman, an 83 year old Kenora resident, was treated and released from hospital.