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Senior centre

The Fort Frances Senior Centre wants to put a persistent rumour to rest.

The board held their monthly meeting at the former Sister Kennedy Centre yesterday and addressed hearsay that the town was planning to shut down the senior centre and move operations to the site of the current Fort Frances Day Care Centre.

“We have no plans,” said board chair Coun. Wendy Brunetta.

District students protest cuts

Students from Fort High and Rainy River recently took a stand for their education.

They joined roughly 600 other schools across Ontario on Thursday who walked out to protest the province's nearly $1 billion worth of cuts to education.

Fort Frances High School students Hailey Gushuliak and Ariel Plante said they saw the walkout as a last resort to have their voices heard.

The Times is part of our community

I am being tasked with explaining what is the role of a newspaper in a community.

I have given this a great deal of thought and this past Friday night the incoming president of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association explained it most eloquently by showcasing a series of front pages from papers across the province showing the role of papers in the community.