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— Photo Sam Odrowski

Town employee Larry Bragg shovelled last night's nine cm (three-and-a-half inch) snowfall from the entrance to the Fort Frances Museum. Employees at businesses along Scott Street also were out shovelling their storefronts this morning. The first snowfall of the season has come earlier than usual and hopefully is not here to stay.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Fifyan Canoon, who recently immigrated to Canada from Iraq, showed Grade 5 students at St. Francis School what Arabic writing looks like and how it is read during a presentation for Citizenship Week (Oct. 8-14). Two other town residents who immigrated to Canada also spoke about their experience and answered questions. Afterwards, the class participated in a Canadian citizenship re-affirmation ceremony.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Local MPP Greg Rickford held a cake-cutting ceremony yesterday at his new constituency office located at 276 Scott St. to celebrate its grand opening. The office hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Megan Park and Jeff Engstrom held up their winning catch from the weekend at the Frank McClymont Memorial tournament in Kenora.

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Employees from Mr. Sub, Tim Hortons, Copper River Inn, and Flint House attended free customer service courses offered out of the Valley Adult Learning Association on Sept. 24—27 and again on Oct. 2.

A grand-opening ceremony was held yesterday for local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office here.

The office, located at 276 Scott St., is open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A handful of councillors and community members came out to support the grand opening.

“We invested a lot of time and a lot of money in setting up first-class offices,” Rickford noted.

The provincial government is enhancing surveillance measures to protect wildlife from the risk of chronic wasting disease.

This comes following a confirmed case of the disease in Quebec.

“We are taking immediate action to protect the health of deer in Ontario,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister Jeff Yurek.