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June Caul made history last night after being elected as the first female mayor of Fort Frances.
Caul, who is wrapping up her first term as a town councillor, soundly defeated fellow councillor Ken Perry by a vote of 1,808-881.
Incumbent Wendy Brunetta was re-elected to council with 2,155 votes.
Election Day finally has arrived and district municipalities will see some new faces among their leaders after tonight.
Here in Fort Frances, voter turnout sat at 41 percent as of 9 a.m. today, with 2,189 people out of the 5,179 eligible voters having cast their ballots by internet or telephone.
On Monday, Oct. 15 around 8:45 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a report of three males missing on Lake of the Woods near Manitou Island.
Police learned that the vessel capsized and the males had not resurfaced.
Two of the males were located on Tuesday, Oct. 16 while the third male was found on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Many town residents already have cast their ballot either online or over the phone for the local municipal and school board elections.
As of 11 a.m. today (Oct. 19), some 1,581 people out of the 5,179 eligible voters had cast their ballots, which put the total voter turnout at 30.22 percent since voting opened at 8:30 a.m. this past Monday (Oct. 15).
Three of the four Muskie court teams came away victorious against the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here Tuesday afternoon.
The junior girls' basketball squad downed Dryden 42-35 to improve their league record to 4-1.
Keisha Debungie led the black-and-gold offensively with a 20-point performance.
Justine Linklater and Tatum Glowasky each added eight points.
Flint House here is turning on red lights this Monday (Oct. 22) as part of “Mark it Read” for dyslexia—a national campaign designed to raise awareness and support for the 10-20 percent of Canadian children living with the condition.
The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee is now a step closer to opening a “pop-up” homeless shelter here.
The “Longest Night of the Year” event, held overnight Friday along the 200 block of Scott Street, raised more than $16,000 for the committee, whose goal is to run a shelter out of the Apostolic Way church on Victoria Avenue three nights a week during the winter months.
When you're playing some of the top teams in the SIJHL, nothing is going to come easy.
The Lakers know that first-hand after losing a pair of weekend games to the host Red Lake Miners.
The second-place Miners (5-1-0-0) roared out to an 8-2 rout Friday, then staved off a late Lakers' comeback attempt the following night to pull out a narrow 4-3 victory.