Thursday, November 28, 2013

Town Coffers Major Focus For Fort Frances

Finances continue to be a huge focus for the town of Fort Frances.

That from the town's Chief Administrative Officer Mark McCaig as he addressed the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

McCaig says with tax revenues slowly eroding, the need to diversify the economic is more important the ever.

McCaig says Fort Frances is working on ways to benefit from mining and grow its residential tax base as a way of offset the current revenue losses.

McCaig says its also important to work closer with groups like the Chamber.

Busy Summer For Chamber

A busy summer for the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

President Mark Caron says the Chamber was engaged in a number activities, including continuing the cross-border talks with their counterparts in International Falls.

Caron says the Chamber has also attracted 28 new members since April.

It also handled about 340 inquiries a month for tourist information between May and October.