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Strike time poorly spent

While the teachers’ federations are saying their two week “political action” was a moral victory which got the ball rolling against Bill 160, some students are not so convinced.

Kiley Hanson, a grade-12 student at Fort Frances High School, said she understood why the teachers did what they had to do.

In the line of duty

In late 1945, the talk in households, family gatherings, coffee shops and bars—from one end of Canada to the other—was thick with first-hand accounts of combat, told by those fresh out of the ranks of active duty. And 52 years later, many WWII servicemen, now in their 70's, still tell their stories.

OFAH making 'joint efforts'

No one group is an island, especially in today's political climate. That's why Dr. Terry Quinney, provincial coordinator of fish and wildlife for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, is looking to make “joint efforts.”

Dr. Quinney was the guest speaker Thursday night at the North Western Ontario Tourism Association's (NWOTA) annual banquet and dance.

Mayoral candidates

“Downloading” may be the hot-button issue facing municipalities but it didn’t produce any sparks during the mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Civic Centre on Monday night.

In fact, no issue spurred either Allan Bedard or incumbent Mayor Glenn Witherspoon to challenge each other’s political stance.

Witherspoon makes it a three-peat

Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon will return to the helm of council for a third term after beating out challenger Allan Bedard by a two-to-one margin at the polls Monday.

When the last of the ballots were counted, Witherspoon had pulled in 2,211 votes to Bedard’s 1,015 (all results are unofficial).