Thankfully, we only have to put up with the political ads that have littered U.S. airwaves for months for less than a week more—at least until the next election cycle there rolls around again in two years.
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When all was said and done here Monday night, just over 51 percent of the eligible voters in Fort Frances cast ballots in the municipal election.
A very disappointing number to be sure—especially considering people had a full eight days to vote for their choice for mayor, town council, and the local public school board.
The generosity of local residents certainly was front and centre once again over the weekend.
The candidates for councils and the local school boards across the district have made their choice to seek election, and have been pleading their case for office through lawn signs, pamphlets/brochures, and submitting profiles to the newspaper.
The issues facing the community of Fort Frances clearly were spelled out by the candidates attending the forum hosted by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce last night at the Townshend Theatre.
The tasks identified by the two mayoral hopefuls and seven of the eight candidates for council included:
If there was an award for resiliency in the face of adversity, the Muskie football team would win it hands down.
Whether you're an actor up for an Oscar or Emmy, a singer nominated for a Grammy, a writer vying for a Pulitzer Prize, a scientist in line for a Nobel Prize, or even a community newspaper hoping to win a provincial or national award, we all relish having our life's work recognized by our peers.
The fight between the province and the City of Toronto over the size of its municipal council is one that should concern all residents of Ontario.
Nothing to do in Fort Frances, you say? Think again.
Almost 30 local clubs and groups are attending a “1-Stop Registration” event being held tomorrow (Sept. 6) from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. That's right, almost 30!
Ontario municipal elections will take place on the fourth Monday of October.
This will be a transforming election in Fort Frances since many from the existing council are choosing to retire and two councilors have chosen to challenge each other to become the next mayor of Fort Frances.