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Floats sought for parade

Canada Day is coming up quickly and the Rainy River Future Development Corp. (RRFDC) is urging the public to join in the celebration by being a part of this year's July 1st parade and making it the best one yet.

The RRFDC is inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to enter a customized float. The theme of this year's parade is “True North Strong and Free.”

Pride Week influence

Fort Frances is turning into a town which is more inviting than ever.

This positive direction is punctuated by the second-annual Pride Week currently underway which seeing events taking place all week long to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of difference in our communities and opportunities for learning and engagement on LGBTQ2 issues.

Interlibrary loans resume

Interlibrary loan has returned partially to libraries in Ontario.

It has been announced that Northern Ontario libraries will continue to receive the mailing rebate in 2019. As such, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will resume limited interlibrary loan services effective immediately.

NDP candidate in place

Yuk-Sem Won will be the NDP candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall federal election following nomination meetings held here and in Atikokan on Saturday and in Thunder Bay yesterday.

Won beat out Jason Storkson, an 11-year member of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.