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Relief from high power rates promised

News Release Ont. Govt. As part of its balanced plan to build Ontario up and help people in their everyday lives, the Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would rebate an amount equal to the provincial portion of the HST on residential, farm and small business electricity bills as of January 1, 2017. Rural electricity ratepayers would receive additional relief and commercial, institutional and industrial ratepayers would also benefit from lower electricity costs.

Town hall on electoral form held in FF

MP Don Rusnak invited residents of Thunder Bay—Rainy River to participate in a town hall discussion as part of the national public consultation on Canadian federal electoral reform. Federal electoral reform is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to strengthen Canadian democracy. The Government has committed that 2015 would be the last federal election under the current first-past-the-post electoral system. Read more...

Tymkin faces uncertain future, but enjoying the experience so far

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times Cole Tymkin is living in limbo these days. The 17-year-old Fort Frances resident and Rainy River native survived the initial round of cuts for the Memorial Cup champion London Knights at the end of their first week of training camp. Read more..

High school teachers reach deal with school board

By Heather Latter Fort Frances Times After many months of intense negotiations, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 5B and Rainy River District School Board reached a tentative agreement late last week. Both parties seem pleased with the outcome. Read more...

Tymkin aiming to crack Knights' roster

By Joey Payeur, Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Confidence and experience are Cole Tymkin’s companions on the way to what he hopes is his next full-time hockey gig. The 17-year-old Fort Frances resident, last season’s SIJHL rookie-of-the-year, is in southern Ontario right now awaiting his chance to crack the roster of the defending Memorial Cup champion London Knights of the OHL. Read more

Fort teen named Emo Fair Queen

By Heather Latter Fort Frances Times Thursday morning she was sitting in the emergency room at La Verendrye Hospital here. That night she was being crowned the 2016 Emo Fair Queen. Harleigh Brow-Rose of Fort Frances was a real trooper last week—when the majority of the queen contestant activities took place—and it obviously paid off. Read more...

Langner named Mayor, Drennan to fill council vacancy in Dawson

By Ken Johnston Editor There is a new face on the Township of Dawson’s council. Dawn Drennan, will be sworn in as a councillor at the September 7, 2016 meeting. She will be filling a vacancy left on council by Bill Langner. Read more...

Province to begin identifying infrastructure priorities

News Release Ontario will launch the intake process in early September to identify municipal and First Nations projects to be funded under phase one of the federal government’s new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, Premier Kathleen Wynne said today. Read more...

34 compete in RR Open

Submitted by Bob McGreevy Sunday morning saw 34 avid golfers assemble at the scenic and challenging Spruce Creek Golf Course in Morson for the annual Rainy River Open. The level of competition was excellent, and at the end of the day the following results were turned in. Read more...

New rules on medical marijuana released by federal government

News Release Health Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - In response to the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Allard v. Canada, Health Canada today announced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The ACMPR will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as the regulations governing Canada’s medical cannabis program, and will come into force on August 24, 2016. Read more...


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