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Rickford eager to serve constituents

Newly-elected MPP Greg Rickford is eager to serve the people of Kenora-Rainy River and turn issues into opportunities.

“All too often up here in Northern Ontario we say we've got issues,” Rickford said during a media scrum at his election night headquarters in Kenora on Thursday after topping local NDP candidate Glen Archer by almost 2,200 votes.

Town renovations come in over-budget

A tender for various capital facility renovations and an addition to the Fort Frances Cemetery garage has come in $115,844 over-budget.

The tender closed on June 5 and saw only one bid submitted by local contractor Ed Kaun and Sons totalling $633,984.85, including HST and $40,000 in contingency.

This is more than town council budgeted for in its 2018 budget.