Thursday, August 28, 2014


Candidate list grows

The field of candidates for Fort Frances council is shaping up to be a mix of new faces and incumbents.
The most recent individual to file his nomination is Coun. Ken Perry, who is running for one of the six seats along with incumbent Coun. John Albanese and newcomers Jennifer Greenhalgh, Jennifer Horton, and Charleen Mallory.

Mayor to seek re-election

The race for mayor is on.
Mayor Roy Avis filed his nomination papers Friday afternoon, meaning he’ll be running against Coun. Andrew Hallikas for the mayoral seat here in the Oct. 27 municipal election.
“I think I’ve still got lots to offer the community,” said Mayor Avis, who been mayor since 2006 and a councillor for three three-year terms before that.

Delegates voice myriad of topics at conference

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel, dam funding, and forest tenure were among the topics local delegates discussed with ministers and parliamentary assistants last week during the annual conference of the Association of Municipalities Ontario in London.

Casino question dropped from ballot

A question to the public as to whether they’re in favour of Fort Frances being considered as a possible site for a casino has been taken off the ballot for the upcoming municipal election.
Council voted 4-2 in favour of doing so during a special meeting yesterday after receiving advice from town solicitor Wes Derksen that casinos don’t appear to be within the town’s jurisdiction.

Perry to run again

Coun. Ken Perry filed his papers this morning to seek another term on town council.
Coun. Perry was first elected to council in January, 2008.
He joins fellow incumbent Coun. John Albanese, as well as newcomers Jennifer Greenhalgh, Jennifer Horton, and Charleen Mallory, among those running for the six council seats.

Work shouldn’t impact busing

The construction work on Third Street East from Crowe Avenue to Frenette Avenue is not expected to interfere too much with the start of school next Wednesday.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said while Crowe Avenue will not be open to all traffic, it will be usable by school buses, which will be able to use the bus pull-off area to drop off and pick up students.

Mayor to run again

It appears there will be a mayoral race here with Mayor Roy Avis opting to seek another term.
Mayor Avis filed his nomination papers late Friday afternoon for the Oct. 27 municipal election, meaning he’ll be running against Coun. Andrew Hallikas.
Coun. Hallikas filed his nomination papers on Aug. 1.

Avis files to run for mayor

Mayor Roy Avis has filed his nomination papers to run for mayor again in the Oct. 27 municipal election.
He will be running against Coun. Andrew Hallikas.
Mayor Avis has served as mayor since 2006, and before that, was a councillor for three three-year terms.
So far, Charleen Mallory and Jennifer Horton have filed to run for council.

Few names filed yet for election

With a little more than three weeks to go until the deadline to file papers for the upcoming municipal election, only a few names have been submitted so far.
The most recent addition is that of Jennifer Horton, who will be running for one of the Fort Frances town councillor seats.

‘Ride for Memories’ going tomorrow

It’s not too late to sign up to participate in the annual “Ride for Memories,” a fundraiser for the local Alzheimer Society, which is set to go tomorrow.
Motorcycle enthusiasts from across Rainy River and Kenora districts will depart from Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora, and Sioux Lookout in the morning, meet in Dryden for lunch, and then take Highway 105 to Ear Falls for an afternoon break.

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