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Legion convention held here for first time

The Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command's 49th Biennial Provincial Convention was held in Fort Frances for the first time ever over the weekend.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 held their convention in conjunction with the Legion from June 14-17 while the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command ran from June 15-17.

Correction

A Cheer in the Cheers and Jeers column of yesterday's Daily Bulletin erroneously referred to the Pham family as owning Le Hoa Oriental Restaurant.

In fact, the Pham family owns the Mekong Restaurant, which did indeed undergo renovations in recent weeks.

Le Hoa Oriental Restaurant is owned by the Wu family.

Family centre will soon re-locate

The building that houses the volunteer-run Fort Frances Family Centre on Scott Street was recently sold by the landlord and the centre will soon relocate to the east side of the Volunteer Bureau on Fourth Street West.

“It will just be set up a little bit different but we will continue what we're doing, just helping people with basic needs,” said Monica Sus of the family centre.

Crime is up along Scott Street, but it's still safe to shop downtown

Since the start of 2019, there has been a notable spike in property crimes along Scott Street as well as a larger number of people loitering who are impoverished and suffer from addictions.

Due to this increase, some town residents have the perception it is no longer safe to shop downtown and store owners have seen a dramatic drop in business, month after month.

Four new fires over weekend

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region yesterday but four new ones reported on Saturday.

Fort Frances fire #5 is a 0.2 hectare blaze located north of Kaiashkons Lake. It is being observed.

Kenora fire #30 is currently 5.7 ha. and not under control. The fire is located south of Turtle Lake.

Gymnastics academy needs votes

The Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy is the only local finalist in the Tbaytel for Good Community Fund competition and is seeking the district's help.

The Tbaytel for Good Community Fund aims to look to the people and communities in Tbaytel's neighbourhood to tell them about the good work happening all around them.