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'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.

Bettering child services

Deb (Whetzel) Ludeman showed attendees of the “Community Change” event what ideas her group came up with for the betterment of services for children in the community. The event was hosted by the Best Start Network at the Copper River Inn here Friday, with about 60 people attending the full-day gathering.

Workshop participants

Ashlee Grimard, left, Shannon King, and Michelle Strachan attended the Best Start Network's “Community Change” event held Friday at the Copper River Inn. Those who attended brainstormed about how to improve the health and well-being of children and families in the community. A strategy now is being formed based on the input the Best Start Network received from workshop participants.

Workshop speaker

Tanis Fretter of the Best Start Network spoke at the “Community Change” workshop held Friday at the Copper River Inn. She spoke about the Best Start Network and opportunities to improve the community for children and their families.