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Leaving boat nets fine

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty and been fined $1,500 under the Public Lands Act for leaving a boat on Crown land.

Randolph MacDonell of Grand Rapids was fined $1,500 for depositing a boat, outboard motor, paddles, and boat seats on Crown land, south of Dryden at Bunyan Lake.

Correction

A cutline in last Wednesday's Times said a war memorial wall-hanging created by Emo resident Mollie Crozier, currently on display at the Fort Frances Seniors' Centre, will return to the Emo Legion after Remembrance Day.

In fact, it will be hanging in the Emo Legion as soon as possible.

As well, the cutline should have stated the blanket is crocheted, not knitted.

Donate food for fines next week

If you've got late dues at the Fort Frances Public Library, next week will be the time to pay them—and support a good cause at the same time.

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week (Oct. 15-21), the local library is holding a “Food for Fines” campaign where patrons can donate food in lieu of paying their library fines.

Confederation College preparing for strike

The OPSEU CAAT Academic Union has given notice that a strike action will start on Monday, Oct. 16.

Although there still is an opportunity for a settlement to be reached by Sunday, Confederation College is preparing to initiate its contingency plan if needed.

If there is a strike, Confederation College will ensure students have the opportunity to complete their year.

FFPC hits safety milestone

Not only can they boast some of the lowest power rates in the province, and tip-top infrastructure reliable enough to attract Tbatyel to brings its fibre services here, but they're safety-conscious, too.

The Fort Frances Power Corp. celebrated more than 125,000 safe worked hours as of July during a special lunch last Wednesday at their operations centre at 939 Wright Ave. N.