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Anniversary of hail storm welcomed

It was one year ago today when the last hail storm wreaked havoc on area roofs and vehicles—and that is a welcome deadline for both insurance agents and adjusters.

In fact, it will be the first time in two years that hail claims have not been a part of the routine. Last year’s storm came almost one year to the date of its icy predecessor on Aug. 22, 1995.

Summer student ‘actively’ involved

It’s a success story for 21-year-old Amy Lee, who has been working at the Sportsplex since May 21 as the summer program supervisor.

“This year, our number of participants have almost doubled," enthused the Fort Frances native. ”We had to hire a couple more after starting with our initial staff.

“This year has been awesome for this [recreation] program.”

Safeway spells out expansion plans

Increased traffic, buffering, and decreased property values were concerns brought forward by local residents on Safeway’s expansion plans here at a public information meeting last Wednesday.

While Safeway reps are aiming to address all these issues, taxpayers will get another chance to air their concerns to town council before it votes whether to give Safeway the go-ahead.

Town up for community award

Fort Frances should know next month whether it will be crowned one of Ontario’s most caring communities.

The town was one of 26 communities to make the short list for the Trillium Foundation’s “Caring Communities Awards”—and eligible for a $10,000 prize.