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Hampton to run here again

Howard Hampton quashed any rumours he might not be running in the newly-amalgamated Kenora-Rainy River Riding next provincial election, saying he “for sure” would be tossing his hat in the ring here.

But local MPP and Ontario NDP leader admitted there would be challenges running in the new riding, primarily with its size.

Raising money by the book

The Fort Frances Police Sports Club has come up with a way to raise safety awareness and funds for community events at the same time.

And they’re doing it by the book.

The club is putting together a safety awareness book to be handed out to children across the district.

In the wake of the walkout:

Two weeks on the picket line means students are two weeks behind where they should be, and everybody is wondering, how will they make up for the lost time?

John McLeod, public school board director of education, said the task won’t be difficult at the elementary level where the10 days of lost class time can be absorbed over the school year.

Strike time poorly spent

While the teachers’ federations are saying their two week “political action” was a moral victory which got the ball rolling against Bill 160, some students are not so convinced.

Kiley Hanson, a grade-12 student at Fort Frances High School, said she understood why the teachers did what they had to do.

In the line of duty

In late 1945, the talk in households, family gatherings, coffee shops and bars—from one end of Canada to the other—was thick with first-hand accounts of combat, told by those fresh out of the ranks of active duty. And 52 years later, many WWII servicemen, now in their 70's, still tell their stories.

OFAH making 'joint efforts'

No one group is an island, especially in today's political climate. That's why Dr. Terry Quinney, provincial coordinator of fish and wildlife for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, is looking to make “joint efforts.”

Dr. Quinney was the guest speaker Thursday night at the North Western Ontario Tourism Association's (NWOTA) annual banquet and dance.

Mayoral candidates

“Downloading” may be the hot-button issue facing municipalities but it didn’t produce any sparks during the mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Civic Centre on Monday night.

In fact, no issue spurred either Allan Bedard or incumbent Mayor Glenn Witherspoon to challenge each other’s political stance.