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Terry Fox Run raises $9,500

It wasn’t the $10,000 goal he was aiming for but local organizer Steve Maki wasn’t complaining after the Terry Fox Run here raised more than $9,500 on Sunday.

About 120 people took part in the event, showing up early to register and eager to begin the run. Maki, a constable with the Fort Frances OPP, said he was quite pleased with the turnout.

Bus issue on track to go to voters

After being plagued by the issue for more than a year, town councillors appear ready to let voters decide whether they are in favour of resurrecting a municipally-run and funded bus service in Fort Frances.

At the request of the Northern Action Group, council passed a resolution Monday night to include the question in conjunction with the municipal election Nov. 10.

Witherspoon to seek third term as mayor

Mayor Glenn Witherspoon will seek a third term in November’s municipal election.

He said yesterday the challenge of the position, and the different results achieved, were what spurred him to file his nomination papers again.

And with the downloading of services by the province starting in January, he felt the challenges in the would be even greater in the term ahead.

Gaming issue coming up fast

To gamble or not to gamble? That is the question.

Town council Monday night unanimously supported asking voters if they were in favour of having a part-time charitable casino located in Fort Frances—as well as if they support VLTs here—as plebiscites held in conjunction with the Nov. 10 municipal election.