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ETFO holds members' meetings, strike votes

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members from Rainy River District were expected to hold confidential members' meetings and central strike votes today (Oct. 23).

Meetings were held in Fort Frances and Atikokan.

“ETFO's goal is to reach an agreement at the central bargaining table without having to take job action,” said ETFO provincial president Sam Hammond.

Chief McGinnis re-elected

Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) held their election on Friday and a new chief and council has been decided by band members.

Incumbent chief Robin McGinnis was re-elected, beating out Kimberly Detweiler (Bombay), who also ran for the position.

Meanwhile, incumbent councillors Willie McGinnis and Gary Medicine won the popular vote to stay on council.

CRA scam hits Fort Frances

The Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recently received several complaints from local citizens regarding phone calls where the caller is identifying themselves as a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

There are times that the CRA may contact you by telephone.

However, the CRA will never: