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Falls mayor remembered by council

Fort Frances town council was shocked to hear the news last Friday of International Falls mayor Bob Anderson's sudden passing.

Mayor Caul said during Monday night's council meeting she sent condolences to the Falls' city hall on behalf of the town and council earlier that day. Council also held a moment of silence in his honour.

“I know the community is shaken,” she remarked.

Police probing suspicious vehicle fire, theft

A large vehicle fire prompted several calls to emergency services early this morning.

According to Const. Jim Davis of the OPP, officers were called to the scene of a fire at Second Street East and Victoria Avenue at 12:17 a.m., where they discovered a large cube van on fire.

Const. Davis noted that some of the equipment in the van could have contributed to the fire.

Green Party selects candidate

The Green Party recently selected Amanda Moddejonge to run as their candidate for Thunder Bay-Rainy River in the upcoming federal election.

“I am proud to carry the Green Party banner,” she said.

"We have a strong, experienced, and dynamic leader in Elizabeth May, who many polls are showing as the only leader with a positive approval rating.

Telehealth to include smoking cessation

Ontario is providing more comprehensive services for people who are seeking to quit smoking by transitioning telephone-based smoking cessation services in Ontario from Smokers' Helpline to the Telehealth Ontario platform.

“There's no one-size-fits-all solution for Ontarians looking to quit smoking,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.