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Town renovations come in over-budget

A tender for various capital facility renovations and an addition to the Fort Frances Cemetery garage has come in $115,844 over-budget.

The tender closed on June 5 and saw only one bid submitted by local contractor Ed Kaun and Sons totalling $633,984.85, including HST and $40,000 in contingency.

This is more than town council budgeted for in its 2018 budget.

Fire hazard on rise here

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon but there was one on Tuesday.

Dryden Fire #10 was a roadside grass fire along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Dinorwic.

It is now “out.”

The only active fire in the region remains Red Lake Fire #30—a 3,739-hectare blaze that first started on May 22.

Group needs more votes

Don't stop voting!

While the Fort Frances High School Medical Responders have garnered more than 8,000 votes so far in the Tbaytel For Good Community Fund, the public is urged to keep voting today through Monday to help them secure one of two $5,000 prizes.

Muskies open with draw

The Muskie boys' soccer team is off to a nice start at the OFSAA 'AA' championships in Windsor.

Fort High kicked off action in Pool 'B' at the 20-team tournament with a 2-2 draw against Father Bressani CHS (YRAA) this morning.

Cam Lidkea and James Gushulak netted the goals for the black-and-gold.

Outage planned

More than 1,060 district Hydro One customers will be affected by a scheduled power outage this Sunday (June 10), in addition to all Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the Town of Fort Frances.

Charges laid in fatality

Charges have been laid in connection to a fatal crash that occurred two years ago in Chapple Township.

A 28-year-old Fort Frances woman was charged with causing death by criminal negligence, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, and impaired operation of a vehicle causing death.

Outage in district

Some Hydro One customers in the west end of Rainy River District suffered an unexpected power outage yesterday afternoon.

Hydro One reported crews had to cut power in order to make repairs to a wire burning on a crossarm.

A total of 718 customers in Lake of the Woods, Pratt, Big Island FN, Morson, Sutherland, and Big Grassy River FN were without power from about 1:45-3 p.m.