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More candidates file

Alberton Township councillor Mike Ford filed to run for reeve in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

Ford filed his nomination papers yesterday.

Incumbent Coun. Jennifer Johnson also filed yesterday to run for a seat on Alberton council.

Wood yard to be used for overflow marina parking

Boaters launching from the Sorting Gap Marina here soon will be able to use the Shevlin wood yard for parking if there's no other place to do so.

Town council agreed Monday night to endorse an indemnity agreement with Resolute Forest Products for the Sorting Gap Marina to use the wood yard as overflow parking for boats and trailers during peak period demand time.

Caul vying to be mayor

The race for mayor of Fort Frances is heating up now that a second candidate has stepped forward for the Oct. 22 municipal election.

“I have worked very hard and learned an enormous amount in my term as town councillor,” said Coun. June Caul, who filed her nomination last Wednesday afternoon after no shortage of encouragement from the public.

Lovisa named new chair of Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is pleased to announce Don Lovisa, president and CEO of Durham College, has started a two-year term as the new chair of Colleges Ontario, the association representing Ontario's 24 public colleges.

“In an environment of mass change, automation, and technological disruption, it is essential that more people have access to a high-quality college education,” Lovisa said.

Rickford eager for role

When Premier Doug Ford asked me to serve as the minister of indigenous affairs, I was eager to take on the important role of working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in the province of Ontario.

I am proud of my previous work with indigenous communities and I am proud to represent so many indigenous people in my constituency.

New council to get pay hike

The incoming mayor and council will get a pay raise.

Council agreed Monday night to recommendations of the Council Remuneration Committee to increase the mayor's salary from the current rate of $23,695 to $26,689 in 2019 while the deputy mayor's pay will increase from $13,908.04 to $15,665.

The councillor salary will go from $12,362.70 to $13,925.