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'Pride Week' plans underway

Planning for “Pride Week 2019” has begun, with the first meeting drawing a crowd of about 30 people to the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday night.

Organizers, volunteers, and allies of the LGBTQ2 community reviewed last year's festivities and Borderland Pride's finances, brainstormed ideas for new events, and discussed goals for this year's Pride Week.

Council to vote on mill resolution

Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.

Council laser-focused on mill's future: mayor

It's a little over two months since the new town council was sworn in, and since that time the future of the local mill has been the biggest blip on its radar.

“Our main focus has been to work co-operatively with both Resolute Forest Products and The Repap Group to achieve a sale of the Fort Frances mill,” Mayor June Caul said at Monday night's council meeting.

Four Muskie skiers qualify for OFSAA

The Muskie Nordic ski team put on a show at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday in Dryden.

The black-and-gold now will have four of its members representing Northwestern Ontario at the OFSAA championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Duntroon.

Emma Toriseva (17:55) and Kayli Machura (18:33) finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division to book their ticket to the all-Ontarios.