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The editorial in yesterday's Times, headlined “Have your say,” referred to a travelling Voter Help Centre being set up on Thursday (Oct. 18) from 1-3 p.m. at Columbus Place on Nelson Street.

Pair nabbed

On Oct. 7 around 5:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a call of a possible impaired driver at a local restaurant drive-thru.

An officer attended the scene and located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot.

The member spoke with the driver, whom he suspected had alcohol in his body.

Voting begins here Monday

While election day is not until Oct. 22, Fort Frances electors can start voting as early as this Monday (Oct. 15).

Town clerk Lisa Slomke said voter information letters have been mailed and they should arrive in your mailbox by Monday if they haven't already.

In their letters, voters will have received a Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) specific to them.

Town, Emo to strike up recyling deal

The town will enter into an agreement with the Township of Emo for the handling, transportation, and processing of its blue box materials at the town's transfer station.

The town was contacted by Emo last month about a possible agreement.

Emo's recycling program had stalled earlier this year after the plant that recycles paper and cardboard in International Falls shut down.

Art gallery on lookout for silent auction items

The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to donate items for a silent auction to be held in conjunction with its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza.”

Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the silent auction will run at the Mowat Avenue gallery from Nov. 5-10, with the bidding to end during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house.


A four-year commitment is not something I find daunting. I have served four-year terms on the separate school board (three of them) R.T.O. the Retired Teachers of Ontario, one of them, Northern Lights Credit Union (three, three-year terms) and Columbus Place for seniors (director for over 20 years)


Hi, I'm Michael Behan and I've been proud to call Fort Frances home for the past 31 years.

I decided to run for town council in this municipal election because I want to help make our community an even better place to live for all.