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Sam Odrowski

Celebrating libraries

Fort Frances Public Library board chair Robin Dennis gave a speech to kick off Ontario Public Library Week at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday evening during a party to mark the annual event. Around 30 people attended and had the opportunity to meet the library's new CEO Joan MacLeod, new staff, and board members, while enjoying a slice of cake.

Council asked to berth Owandem

The Friends of the Museum are hoping to display an important piece of Fort Frances history along the waterfront, next to the Hallett.

The Owandem, a small tugboat with strong ties to the town's logging history, has been restored following the group's fundraising of $12,000, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Museum, which kicked in an additional $8,000.

VALA lauds success of two students

Trying to complete high school or get a higher level of education as an adult can seem like a daunting task.

But Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA), a non-profit agency funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), has helped eliminate some of the intimidation by assisting adults in finding career paths that are fulfilling.

Cutting ribbon

Shawn Brown, left, Taylor Radford, Brittany Beyak-Freano, Mayor June Caul, Kathy Bodnar, Jennifer Shaw, and Rob Mozzon of MNP gathered in front of the new building for a ribbon -cutting ceremony during its open house last Thursday. MNP is the new accounting, consulting and tax firm that bought out Stewart and Sande and took over the building that use to house the business.