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PSB in search of new members

The Fort Frances Police Services Board is seeking motivated, community-minded individuals to apply for two provincially-appointed positions on it.

Two current board members—John McTaggart and Andrew Hallikas—recently were elected to town council and have to vacate their positions on the PSB.

The Fort Frances PSB is a five-person board consisting of the following:

User fees could go up 2.6% here next year

User fees here could go up 2.6 percent next year.

Town council has directed division managers to affect the indicated user fee increase in the 2019 user fee schedule, with each executive committee to then review the impact of the increase on their respective division.

Council then will make a decision regarding any increase based on feedback from the executive committees.

Budget timetable set

The incoming council will be busy right off the bat with the 2019 municipal budget.

The current council approved the timetable for planning out next year's budget at its regular meeting yesterday evening (held one day later due to the Remembrance Day observance).

Emo Express Green nab tourney title

Talk about capping a successful weekend in style.

Callum McCormick's hat trick helped the Emo Express Green roll to a 4-1 win over the West End Bruins in the gold-medal game of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual PeeWee 'A' tournament Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The squad compiled a 3-0-1 record to advance to the final.

Cyclone shine in opener

The local Cyclone swim club racked up 53 medals at the season-opening meet hosted by the Dryden Dolphins over the weekend.

On the boys' side, Gabe Gunderson took home five medals in the age 13-and-up division.

That included gold in the 25m back (21.84) and bronze in each of the 50m back (44.89), 100m back (1:33.15), 50m fly (43.65), and 100m I.M. (1:34.28).

Trip draw

Mayor-elect June Caul and fellow Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winner of the “Trip of the Month” draw for November this morning at International Travel Services here. Tracy Hudson of Fort Frances won a Bahamas-Havana cruise valued at $4,000. Next month's trip is to Dublin, Ireland ($4,500). Tickets for next year's draw are on sale for $120 each at ITS.

Large donation made to shelter

The Fort Frances Homeless Committee received its largest donation to date in support of opening an “Out of the Cold” shelter here—and it has the 10 First Nations of the southern Treaty #3 to thank.

The committee received word of a $25,000 donation in the days following the “Longest Night of the Year” homeless sleep-out event held Oct. 12-13 on the 200 block of Scott Street.

Two councils acclaimed

Two district townships saw their councils all acclaimed for the Oct. 22 municipal election.

In Morley, Andrew McCormick, Gary Jolicouer, Anthony Armstrong, and Maria Vandenbrand were acclaimed as councillors.

Incumbent reeve George Heyens also was acclaimed.

In Lake of the Woods township, Colleen Fadden was acclaimed as mayor.