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Business awards gala postponed

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards gala that was supposed to run this fall is being postponed to Feb. 13, 2020.

At Tuesday evening's council meeting, Chamber of Commerce board member Coun. Michael Behan said the awards event will still be held at the Copper River Inn and seven businesses have already been confirmed as sponsors.

Town's future being charted

Council has been working on its future vision for Fort Frances.

They began last Monday drafting their strategic plan which will guide the town's course over the next several years.

“It was a very productive meeting . . . the main objectives were for the mill and all mill properties and the future to be determined,” said Mayor June Caul during Tuesday evening's council meeting.

Glow run pulls in sizable crowd

It was a break in the weather that couldn't have worked out any better.

The Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) held their sixth-annual “Steps Against Stigma” 5k walk/run last Wednesday night at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Even before the event concluded, organizers were excited by the turnout and support they saw.