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Rickford officially opens office here

A grand-opening ceremony was held yesterday for local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office here.

The office, located at 276 Scott St., is open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A handful of councillors and community members came out to support the grand opening.

“We invested a lot of time and a lot of money in setting up first-class offices,” Rickford noted.


A four-year term is a significant commitment to make and it was one that I considered closely before filing my papers. The other factor to consider was what I could add to the conversation of moving the town forward.


Over a lengthy career as an educator, a union activist, and a volunteer, I have spent a great deal of time working on boards and committees.

I am familiar and comfortable with group dynamics, and have acquired the experience and skill set necessary to facilitate problem-solving and consensus-building within a group.

Muskie runners fare well in Dryden

The course in Dryden may have been more challenging but it didn't appear to be too much of an obstacle for the Muskie cross-country team.

Once again, the 21-runner contingent fared well at the annual “Turkey Trot” meet held Thursday.

Greta Fedoruk ran to her second-straight first-place finish, claiming gold in the girls' open (Grades 9-12) five-km race with a time of 21:28.

Man caught after chase

On Oct. 3 around 3:20 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a trespassing call at a Fort Frances institution.

An officer attended the location and observed the man, subsequently asking him to leave the premises.

An investigation revealed the male had warrants for his arrest. Upon being informed of the warrants, he fled the scene on foot.

Super 8 to add rooms

The Super 8 Hotel here is looking to expand.

Town council will receive a recommendation at its regular meeting tonight to amend the site plan control agreement with property owner, Borderland Hotel Inc., to accommodate a proposed 24-room addition.

This addition will be to the north side (rear) of the current building.