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St. Francis mock vote

Grade 5 student Garret Hanna cast a ballot during St. Francis’ mock municipal election yesterday morning. Students heard mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry answer their questions in the gym on Friday to help them make an informed decision at the “mock” voter booth.

Coat drive

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville volunteer Mildred Bedard found a place for this stylish coat yesterday at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). The public is urged to drop off coats, hats, mitts, and boots again today from 1-4 p.m. (children’s coats are especially needed this year).

Buenas noches!

Emo Coun. Lori Ann Shortreed toasted outgoing Emo Mayor Jack Siemens on Saturday evening during the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's “Fiesta like there's no manana” fundraiser at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Riverside will be able to purchase a new fetal monitor and new operating room monitor after district residents raised more than $35,000 at the fun-filled event.

Casting ballot

Grade 5 student Zander Johnson cast her ballot during Robert Moore's mock municipal election that was held Thursday. Students had the chance to read the candidate profiles that appeared in the Fort Frances Times to learn a bit about who was running in order to make an informed decision as to who they voted for.

St. Francis forum

Mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry visited St. Francis School on Friday morning to participate in a forum where they answered questions posed by students. Some of the questions asked were on the topics of cannabis legalization, the local mill, bylaws, recycling, and recreational facilities.

Nursing home humour

Long-term care resident “Lance" (Rob Tovey) fondly recalled his glory days while "Jerry" (Darryl Allan) looked on in a scene from "Monday at the Manor” during a dress rehearsal last night at La Place Rendez-Vous. The comedy—written and directed by Tracy Gibson—will be performed as a dinner theatre tonight through Saturday at the Rendez-Vous.

Season-opener

Irish Mythen kicked off Tour de Fort's 2018-19 season Tuesday evening with a concert at the Townshend Theatre. The Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter amazed the nearly-packed house with her powerful voice, poignant songwriting, and engaging story-telling.

Wellness wheel

Kaylee Heyens spoke to St. Francis School students about the “Wellness Wheel” during Mental Wellness Day last week, explaining the four quadrants of the circle that focus on physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.

'treat' donations

Fort Frances Public Library CEO Caroline Goulding is hoping her office once again will be filled with donated Hallowe'en treats piled high for this year's “Trunk or Treat.” It looks like the candy drive already is off to a great start!