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Voters to decide who fills council vacancy Perry upset over flip-flop

While Fort Frances town council had passed a resolution Sept. 25 to appoint a candidate to fill the vacancy left by Tannis Drysdale, council changed its mind last Wednesday and instead will be holding a byelection to let the people decide.

But Ken Perry, who finished seventh in the election last November, wasn’t happy to hear about the turnaround of events.

Chamber wants more award nominees

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is still looking for more nominations for its 12th-annual business awards.

“Things are going okay, but they’re not going fabulously,” Chamber manager Dawn Booth noted late yesterday.

“We’ve got about 41 nominations, and I’ve talked to quite a few people in the last few days who said they have nominations they’ll be sending in by [today].”

School board to salute program

In its monthly recognition of excellence, the Rainy River District School Board tonight will salute the Rainy River “Strengthening Families for the Future” program.

Heather Campbell will explained how the program is an example of how the school and community work together to support the students and their families.