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Open air art studio making return here

The Community Living Fort Frances and District open air art studio is returning for a second year, with the first session set for this Monday (July 9).

The studio will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square, with participants making “Pride” flags and ribbon wands in conjunction with Borderland Pride.

After all, next week is “Pride Week” in Borderland.

Caul joins mayor race

Coun. June Caul has joined the race for mayor of Fort Frances in the upcoming municipal election.

Coun. Caul, who filed her nomination yesterday afternoon at the Civic Centre, said she's worked hard and learned a lot in the last four years, and it's time to make a bid for mayor.

“About six months ago, the thought [to run for mayor] wasn't even in my mind,” she admitted.

Correction

A story in yesterday's Times on the “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament at Lake Despair Lodge incorrectly stated a potluck supper was planned for Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

In fact, it will be a roast pork supper, with tickets costing $12/person.

The Times regrets any confusion or inconvenience this error may have caused.

Rickford to head three cabinet portfolios

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford will be responsible for three portfolios in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet after being named the minister for energy, northern development and mines, and indigenous affairs.

He was sworn in Friday morning along with the 20 other members of cabinet, which is down eight ministers from the former Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne.

Perry unveils bid for mayor

Coun. Ken Perry is running for mayor in the Oct. 22 municipal election here in Fort Frances.

“I want to continue things the way they're going and I think I am the one to do it,” said Coun. Perry, who first was elected to council in a 2008 byelection before being acclaimed in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014.