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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).

From child to parent:

Marina Bauman spent some of her childhood in foster homes, and several other years in two different adoptive ones. Now as an adult, she has reversed the role—she and husband, Glen, are one of 43 foster parents in Rainy River District.