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Beyak should resign: Judson

One Fort Frances councillor believes Sen. Lynn Beyak should step down if she is not going to use her office to advance the priorities of the region.

Speaking during Monday night's regular meeting, Coun. Douglas Judson noted the Senate Ethics Officer released its report under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators concerning Sen. Beyak on March 19.

Town now waiting on any mill updates

Following last week's announcement that Resolute Forest Products had rejected the bid from Rainy River Packaging Inc. (formerly known as Repap Resources) to purchase and restart the mill here, and that Resolute is entering into an agreement with a community re-developer that may demolish the property, town officials are waiting for any new word about the future of the shuttered property.

Firm chosen for wood yard study

The town has chosen its consultant to conduct a land use and economic development feasibility study for the Shevlin wood yard and former Resolute Forest Products' nursing station.

HTFC Planning and Design out of Winnipeg will be awarded the Request for Proposal (RFP) once all funding from senior levels of government is secured, council agreed at its regular meeting Monday night.

Lakers visited class

A kindergarten class at Robert Moore School has welcomed players from the Fort Frances Lakers into their classroom over the last few months to be positive role models and help with lessons in math.

Teacher Sarah Kivimaki said she felt extremely fortunate to have two Lakers visit every Thursday from October until the end of March.

New truck, gear for fire dept.

The Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service will be getting a new pumper truck, replacing the older of its current two.

Town council will be asked tonight to award Tender 19-AF-02 (a triple combination custom pumper fire truck) to Fort Garry Fire Trucks for a total net tender cost of $600,820.55.

This was the lower of two bids submitted before the tender closed on March 5.

Correction

The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its next meeting today (March 25) at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend, including new members.