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Sam Odrowski

St. Francis voting

Grade 5 student Garret Hanna cast a ballot during St. Francis' mock municipal election yesterday morning. Students heard mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry answer their questions in the gym on Friday to help them make an informed decision at the “mock” voter booth.

Casting ballot

Grade 5 student Zander Johnson cast her ballot during Robert Moore's mock municipal election that was held Thursday. Students had the chance to read the candidate profiles that appeared in the Fort Frances Times to learn a bit about who was running in order to make an informed decision as to who they voted for.

St. Francis forum

Mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry visited St. Francis School on Friday morning to participate in a forum where they answered questions posed by students. Some of the questions asked were on the topics of cannabis legalization, the local mill, bylaws, recycling, and recreational facilities.

Wellness wheel

Kaylee Heyens spoke to St. Francis School students about the “Wellness Wheel” during Mental Wellness Day last week, explaining the four quadrants of the circle that focus on physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.

'Longest Night' sees great support

The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee is now a step closer to opening a “pop-up” homeless shelter here.

The “Longest Night of the Year” event, held overnight Friday along the 200 block of Scott Street, raised more than $16,000 for the committee, whose goal is to run a shelter out of the Apostolic Way church on Victoria Avenue three nights a week during the winter months.