Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Wynne pledges mill help

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province will do what it can to help get the kraft mill restarted here.
“I recognize the benefits that such a deal could bring to your community,” she wrote in a letter to Mayor Roy Avis, which officially was received by town council at its regular meeting last night.

Students to receive reflective armbands

Youngsters from pre-school to Grade 8 across the district will be receiving reflective armbands this year to wear when they go trick-or-treating this Friday night so they are visible to drivers.
“We’ve distributed glowsticks for a number of years but we’re doing the armbands now because they are reusable and environmentally-responsible,” said local OPP Cst. Anne McCoy.

‘Bras for a Cause’ a hit

The Rainy River District Breast Health Network wanted to focus on laughter and breast health awareness at its first-ever “Bras for a Cause” event—and that’s exactly what they did.
“Mission accomplished,” chuckled network chair Teresa Hazel.
“We wanted people to come out and have a lot of laughs and from my view of the room, that was what was going on,” she noted.

Board to look at viability of reviving French Immersion

The Northwest Catholic District School Board has agreed to look into possibly reinstating the French Immersion program here.
Director of Education Rick Boisvert said the board discussed the issue Monday morning.
“We have made a decision that we are going to begin a process to determine viability for the program,” he noted.

Council to see mix of experience, new blood

Two new voices will be added to those of the incumbents on town council following Monday’s municipal election.
June Caul and Wendy Brunetta were elected handily, garnering higher vote totals than any other council candidate with 1,895 and 1,726, respectively.
They join Paul Ryan (1,382), John Albanese (1,223), Ken Perry (1,108), and Doug Kitowski (1,039).

Town ‘on right course’: Avis

Fort Frances is navigating through rough waters but it’s clear many voters want Roy Avis at the helm to steer the community to a more stable, prosperous future.
Mayor Avis was re-elected to a third-consecutive term in Monday’s municipal election, garnering 1,459 votes to beat Coun. Andrew Hallikas (1,118) and former mayor Dan Onichuk (406).

Voters re-elect Avis as mayor

Roy Avis has been re-elected mayor of Fort Frances.
Avis beat Coun. Andrew Hallikas, who served on council for eight years, and former mayor Dan Onichuk in yesterday’s municipal election.
He garnered 1,459 votes to 1,118 for Hallikas and 406 for Onichuk’s 406.

Avis re-elected mayor

Roy Avis has been re-elected mayor of Fort Frances.
Avis beat Andrew Hallikas and Dan Onichuk to win yesterday’s municipal election. He garnered 1,459 votes to Hallikas’ 1,118 and Onichuk’s 406.
Joining Avis on council will be incumbents John Albanese (1,223), Doug Kitowski (1,039), Ken Perry (1,108), and Paul Ryan (1,382).

Attack driven by ideology: RCMP

OTTAWA—The killing of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, and subsequent gunfight on Parliament Hill, was driven by “ideological and political motives,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said yesterday.
A statement from Paulson said the man responsible—Michael Zehaf Bibeau—made a video recording of himself just prior to last Wednesday’s attack.

Resident to raise fencing concerns

Local resident Terry Parks will speak to town council tomorrow night about fencing issues.
He has several concerns regarding a neighbour’s fence, and feels it has not been constructed in accordance with the town’s fencing bylaw.
Council will hear Parks’ concerns.

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