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Salute our youth

Each day in Ontario, a young person displays courage in the face of adversity, performs a heroic act, or offers a simple gesture of kindness.

It’s up to you to put these young heroes in the spotlight.

Community events

You can’t blame organizers of the annual Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce trade show for scratching their heads this week, nor feeling quite frustrated.

After all, the 10th-annual show was sold out from an exhibitors point of view, the curling club provided a cozy, professional-looking setting, and 10 great door prizes (supplied by local businesses) were up for grabs.

Waste of time

Town council is wasting its time grappling with a decision on whether to allow questions on charitable gaming halls and the municipal bus on the ballot in November.

On the gaming issue, it appears the people’s decision will be moot because the province intends to award casinos to companies next month—well before town residents will even decide whether they want one here or not.

"Right of Passage"

Alaskan politicians are fuming these days over the recent blockade of one of their ferries by angry B.C. fishermen, arguing these vessels have the right of “innocent passage” through Canadian waters.

Name must live on

You’ve got to wonder how many people realized, when “Ice for Kids” first started their crusade for a second indoor ice surface here in Fort Frances, that part of the price tag would be the loss of Memorial Arena.