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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.

Group needs more votes

Don't stop voting!

While the Fort Frances High School Medical Responders have garnered more than 8,000 votes so far in the Tbaytel For Good Community Fund, the public is urged to keep voting today through Monday to help them secure one of two $5,000 prizes.