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Kudos for coup

With 15 hockey teams here for the OFSAA 'A'/'AA' boys' hockey championship, it's clear to see the economic impact hosting the tournament is having on Fort Frances and the surrounding area, particularly for local hotels and restaurants.

Go Muskies!

The old Memorial Arena (now the '52 Canadians Arena) was packed to the rafters on that fateful April Fool's Day night back in 1989 as 3,000 screaming fans cheered wildly and proudly as the Muskie boys' hockey team captured the OFSAA gold medal—their second in three years and first on home ice.

Can you smell it?

Sniff, sniff. Can you smell it?

The Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne obviously can—as evidenced by their scramble to tackle the exorbitant hydro rates burdening residents, businesses, and industries right across the province.

Just a thought

It's coming up to three years since town council decided to drop “Pither" from the "Point” because, as a former Indian agent, his name continued to spark bitterness among local First Nations more than a century later.

Stoking cynicism

The fallout still is reverberating two weeks after the Liberal government reneged on its promise to change Canada's electoral system by the next election scheduled for 2019.

Correct label

Canada is not immune to terror attacks—a point that hit home so graphically over two days in October, 2014 when Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Que. after being deliberately run down by a vehicle and then Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was fatally shot while on ceremonial sentry duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Proper path

Fort Frances council chose the proper path Monday night with a pair of decisions regarding the next municipal election in 2018.

Surplus too big?

Just like Ontario electrical users, Fort Frances residents have shown they can reduce the amount of water they use in their households.

Yes, town residents actually used less processed water in 2016 than they did in the previous year. In fact, Fort Frances residents use less water than the average household in the province.

That is really good news.