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Large donation made to shelter

The Fort Frances Homeless Committee received its largest donation to date in support of opening an “Out of the Cold” shelter here—and it has the 10 First Nations of the southern Treaty #3 to thank.

The committee received word of a $25,000 donation in the days following the “Longest Night of the Year” homeless sleep-out event held Oct. 12-13 on the 200 block of Scott Street.

Two councils acclaimed

Two district townships saw their councils all acclaimed for the Oct. 22 municipal election.

In Morley, Andrew McCormick, Gary Jolicouer, Anthony Armstrong, and Maria Vandenbrand were acclaimed as councillors.

Incumbent reeve George Heyens also was acclaimed.

In Lake of the Woods township, Colleen Fadden was acclaimed as mayor.

School build on track

Construction at the new consolidated Catholic school here is on track, with footings and foundation walls currently being installed.

“So far things are good,” said Ben Carlson, site supervisor at Finnway General Contracting.

He noted the project is in its early stages, with the company planning to begin laying in concrete block shortly before getting started on the walls.

Duo tops at tourney again

That winning feeling never gets old for Mike Dysart and Steve Paulsen.

The Nestor Falls duo teamed up once again to claim their fourth-straight Lake of the Woods Walleye Challenge crown back on Oct. 6-7 in Morson.

Dysart and Paulsen topped the 52-team field with a two-day haul of 30.71 pounds.

Muskie hoopsters win home tourneys

Both the Muskie senior and junior girls' basketball teams put in “golden” performances here over the weekend.

The juniors went 4-0 while the seniors won both of their games to nab top spot at their annual home tournaments held Friday and Saturday at the Fort High gym.

The junior Muskies opened tourney play Friday with a 59-15 drubbing of the Atikokan Voyageurs.

Voting begins here Monday

While election day is not until Oct. 22, Fort Frances electors can start voting as early as this Monday (Oct. 15).

Town clerk Lisa Slomke said voter information letters have been mailed and they should arrive in your mailbox by Monday if they haven't already.

In their letters, voters will have received a Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) specific to them.

Art gallery on lookout for silent auction items

The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to donate items for a silent auction to be held in conjunction with its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza.”

Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the silent auction will run at the Mowat Avenue gallery from Nov. 5-10, with the bidding to end during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house.