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Lawson saluted

Town council on Monday night recognized deputy clerk Kathy Lawson for her excellent work.

With Administrative Professionals Day being April 27, Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig said Lawson “serves the town with distinction every single day,” and he gets numerous comments from the public as to her courteous and professional manner.

Also at Monday’s meeting, council:

‘Petunia’ goal closing in

Only a handful of flower basket sponsors are needed to reach this year’s “Project Petunia” goal before May 1.

“As of right now, we need five more baskets to reach our goal,” said Rainy River Future Development Corp. development co-ordinator Tara Allaire.

She added the plan is to hang 45 baskets along King’s Highway—brightening up the stretch from Tim Hortons eastward.

Pair of Lakers earn scholarships

Andrew Willner and Roshen Jaswal have more to look forward to than next week’s Dudley Hewitt Cup.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ forward and blueliner can anticipate at least a few more seasons sharing the same ice beginning this fall after yesterday committing to play for the NCAA Division III St. Olaf College Lions in Northfield, Mn.

Town to get new phone system

The Town of Fort Frances will be getting a new phone system.

Town council last night awarded a contract for the supply and installation of a new phone system, and related network infrastructure, in eight town facilities to Teleco Landline of Thunder Bay for a total cost of $197,900.

Town to host OFSAA curling

The top high school curlers in the province will congregate here in just under two years’ time.

It was confirmed today that Fort Frances will be the site of the 2018 OFSAA curling championships—marking the first time since 1981 the community has hosted the event.

Bujold off to OFSAA

Look out, OFSAA—the “Bujold Bomber” is headed back your way.

Aaron Bujold was the lone representative of the Muskie badminton team at the NWOSSAA championships yesterday in Dryden.

But the 10th-grader shrugged off any feelings of loneliness and got down to business in winning his second-straight silver medal in the senior boys’ singles division.