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Rickford to open office

Kenora-Rainy River PC candidate Greg Rickford will host an event to officially open his Rainy River District campaign headquarters this Friday (April 27) at 7 p.m.

It is located at 335 Scott St. (next to the Makabi Inn).

Everyone is invited to attend this free event, with light refreshments to be provided.

Business expo all ready to go

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business & Community Expo is ready to hit the Fort Frances Curling Club this Friday and Saturday.

Sponsored by Tbaytel, the expo will run Friday from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission is $3 at the door, with children 12 and under being free.

Town seeking high-tonnage tax rate

Fort Frances is seeking approval from the Ontario Ministry of Finance to charge CN a high-tonnage rate for railway right-of-way property running through the town.

Town council approved a resolution at its regular meeting last night to send a letter to Finance minister Charles Sousa stating they believe the municipality meets the high-tonnage threshold.

Ice Dogs repeat as SIJHL champs

Ted Davis' power-play goal 49 seconds into the third period proved to be the winner as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs rallied to edge the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-2 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven SIJHL final Saturday at the Fort William Gardens.

The Ice Dogs claimed the series 4-2 and nabbed their second-straight league title.

Town budget to be outlined

The 2018 town budget will be presented at tonight's regular council meeting.

Deputy Treasurer Dawn Galusha will explain the budget process, outline sources of revenue and what the town's expenses are, as well as compare uncontrollable costs from 2017 with those in 2018.

Ice Dogs even up series

An inspired Dryden GM Ice Dogs' squad doubled the Thunder Bay North Stars 4-2 last night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven SIJHL final at the Fort William Gardens.

The series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.

Game 6 is slated for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. back in Thunder Bay.

Sides outline Point Park stances

In response to a pamphlet put out last week by the Town of Fort Frances, a proposal for Point Park from the Agency One bands (Couchiching, Mitaanjigamiing, Naicatchewenin, and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations) has been put forth online.

The information can be found at agencyonelands.godaddysites.com/f/our-proposal-for-the-point-park

Roadwork tender on tap

The stretch of Third Street East from Williams Avenue to Colonization Road East will undergo a complete overhaul this year.

Town council is expected to award a tender to Bay City Contractors Inc., at an estimated cost of $2,183,666.80 (incl. HST and a $180,000 contingency allowance), at its regular meeting tonight.