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Local youth release music video

After months of hard work, a group of area youth have something to be proud of.
At a release party Monday night at the United Native Friendship Centre's (UNFC) Circle of Life building on Mowat Avenue, participants in the "Wake the Youth" program, alongside Maverick Judson, released the music video for their song "Love Like Eagles."

Borderland Pride welcomes mandate letter for Minister of Diversity and Inclusion

On Friday, Borderland Pride welcomed the mandate letter for Canada's Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth. This portfolio is held by MP Bardish Chagger.

“We are thrilled to see the federal government's ongoing support and concern for LGBTQ2 individuals elevated to a full ministerial mandate,” stated Douglas Judson, co-chair of Borderland Pride.

Some sunshine in store

Tonight will see increasing cloudiness and a chance of flurries with a low of minus-18 C (zero F).

Tomorrow will be mainly sunny, with a high of minus-17 (one) and a low of minus-32 (26 below).

Wednesday will bring a chance of flurries throughout the day and overnight with an average high and low of minus-20 (four below).

Corrections

A story appearing on page A1 of yesterday's Times incorrectly quoted Coun. John McTaggart saying, “For us to allow people to use the facility that aren't taxpayers seems unfair.”

To clarify, Coun, McTaggart wants everyone to use the town's facilities, but not at the same rate as local taxpayers.

The Times apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

McDonald's hosting weekly 'Family Night'

McDonald's is offering up a new way for families to spend time together during the week.

Since early November, McDonald's restaurants across the country, including here in Fort Frances, have been holding Family Nights on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.

McDonald's Fort Frances assistant manager Bobbi Hudon explained that the event is all about building that sense of togetherness.

Ministry responds regarding waiver of $23 million loan

Earlier this year, a Fort Frances municipal councillor requested information from the province about waiving the repayment of a $23 million loan that was given to Resolute Forest Products for the local mill.

The funding was designated for the construction of a bio-mass boiler at the mill, which was completed, and the loan was given shortly before the mill shut down in 2014.