Many of our guests from the USA travel through International Falls and Fort Frances. Recently a toll booth has been set up on Highway 11 east of Fort Frances by protesting First Nations. The toll is $1.00.
If you are driving to Ignace from Wisconsin or through Wisconsin it is just as fast (maybe even shorter) to go through Pigeon River Border Crossing by Thunder Bay on Highway 61. Going this way will also avoid any inconvenience from the toll booth.
I copied this from the Dryden News website
OPP Will Remain at Protest Site
Posted by Mike Ebbeling on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 am 10:14:06 AM
OPP say they have no immediate plans to end a toll booth set up on Couchiching First Nation.
The band has been asking for a $1 fee from motorists entering and leaving the community in protest over grievances with both the provincial and federal governments.
Police have issued notices to those manning the toll to “discontinue their interference with traffic" but OPP Inspector John Kendrick says no arrests have been made.
Police say protesters have been peaceful and no major problems have occurred.
CKDR listeners report that traffic is moving smoothly on Highway 11 and protesters have been quite polite to motorists.
OPP remain on scene.