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Future mayor?

St. Francis student Mackenzie Wright got a chance to be mayor temporarily this morning at the Civic Centre as Solange Busch’s Grade 4/5 French Immersion class took a tour of town facilities in conjunction with Local Government Week (Oct. 19-25). She and some fellow students, acting as councillors and town management, debated the good and bad points of building a shopping mall in Fort Frances.


Peacefully, with his family by his side, Marain Kaczmar, 59, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.

Marain was born Nov. 13, 1948 in Watenstedt, Germany. He moved to Canada with his parents when he was a baby.

Marain lived in several places in Canada before his arrival in Fort Frances at the age of 10, and has lived here ever since.

He graduated from Fort Frances High School and shortly after that, at the age of 17, started working in the local paper mill for 40-plus years until his retirement in 2006.

More ‘warriors’ needed

The “In Search of Your Warrior” program offered by Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc., scheduled to start this past Monday, was delayed due to a lack of participants, facilitator Harold Tookenay said.

Originally aimed at a group of 10, Tookenay still has four empty spaces and was hoping to fill them prior to the new start date of Monday, Oct. 27.