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In last week's Cheers and Jeers, a Cheer went out to Canada Border Services (CBS) officers for wearing orange stripes on their shoulders. The writer of the Cheer believed that the vests signified CBS officers in training.

In fact, the orange epaulettes do not identify new recruits; rather, they are a show of support for the local bargaining team.

Town still seeking mill buyer

The clock is ticking.

The Town of Fort Frances announced at the beginning of the month that it had 90 days to begin a purchase process with a buyer for the idle mill here.

Mayor June Caul said two companies are still interested in trying to make a deal and she sent them a personal letter regarding their interest at last night's council meeting.

Council asked to berth Owandem

The Friends of the Museum are hoping to display an important piece of Fort Frances history along the waterfront, next to the Hallett.

The Owandem, a small tugboat with strong ties to the town's logging history, has been restored following the group's fundraising of $12,000, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Museum, which kicked in an additional $8,000.

VALA lauds success of two students

Trying to complete high school or get a higher level of education as an adult can seem like a daunting task.

But Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA), a non-profit agency funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), has helped eliminate some of the intimidation by assisting adults in finding career paths that are fulfilling.