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Annual 'Extravaganza' seeks entries

The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to sell their wares at its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza,” as well as donate items for a silent auction in conjunction with the event.

Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the event will start with an open house on Sunday, Nov. 19 and run through the end of December.

'Coats4Kids' drive underway

The Knights of Columbus—Rainy Lake Council's “Coats4Kids” 2017 campaign is underway.

The council is seeking community members to donate whatever they can spare so it can raise funds to buy winter jackets for at-risk youth in Fort Frances and the surrounding area, campaign organizer Nathan Cousineau told the Times.

Road name to stay as is

Colonization Road in Fort Frances will be keeping its name.

The majority of town council voted in favour of receiving local resident Dawson Mihichuk's request to change the name of the road and taking no further action at its regular meeting Monday night.

Mayor Roy Avis, along with Couns. John Albanese, June Caul, Ken Perry, and Paul Ryan, voted for the resolution.

User fees to go up

User fees here will be at least a little higher in 2018.

Town council last night agreed to a recommendation from administration to direct all town division managers to affect a 1.5 percent increase to their respective 2018 user fee schedules.

This hike is reflective of the Ontario Consumer Price Index inflationary increase.