Monday, September 15, 2014

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Chili cook-off set to go

There will be no shortage of chili to be sampled at the annual “Great Canadian Chili Cook-off” here Wednesday as a veritable pirate fleet of teams has been lined up.
This year’s theme is “Pirates of the Chili-Be-An,” and a dozen teams of culinary corsairs will be participating.

Onichuk enters race for mayor

It appears there will be a three-way race for mayor next month after Dan Onichuk filed his nomination papers this morning to run against incumbent Roy Avis and Coun. Andrew Hallikas.
Onichuk, who was mayor from 2003-06, told the Times that after careful consideration and encouragement of friends and associates, he’s made the decision to seek the post once again.

Terry Fox Run set for Sunday

The Church of the Holy Spirit is inviting everyone out to the 34th-annual Terry Fox Run here Sunday.
“Our numbers were a little bit lower last year so we’re hoping to bring it back up,” organizing committee member Cheryle Wolff said after the group’s meeting last night.

Signs a prank

The Times has confirmed the “re-elect” Dan Onichuk signs, which appeared overnight Monday, are not part of an election bid.
Onichuk, who was mayor from 2003-06, said the signs were a prank—one which he did not find about until Tuesday when he was out of town.
It appears the culprits got hold of the signs from his 2006 re-election campaign, which were stored on his property.

Knox to host organ recital

Knox United Church here will host the first Canadian organ recital for Leo Ravesnbergen on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Work nearing an end

Summer construction work around town should be wrapped up by mid-October.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown told town council Monday night that work is moving along on the sewer and water infrastructure replacement job on Third Street East between Crowe Avenue and Frenette.
All of the sanitary sewer is in the ground and the new watermain is back online.

More council nominees chime in

With the deadline to file to run in the Oct. 27 municipal election set for Friday, the field of candidates running for council here has grown to 15 as of press time today—drawing incumbents and newcomers alike.
Among the more recent nominees are Wendy Brunetta, June Caul, Eric Fagerdahl, Harold Huntley, and incumbent Doug Kitowski.

RRFDC widens focus to forest tenure, youth

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. team continues change to meet the needs of the community, with one of the newer additions being forest tenure consultant Mike Willick, a former deputy assistant to the minister of natural resources.

Huffman lots see renewed interest

The Town of Fort Frances is seeing “heightened interest” in the new Huffman Court subdivision on Williams Avenue after recently mailing out a brochure to area residents.
“We put the brochure out as part of a marketing effort,” Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig said Friday.
“We’re very pleased with the results of that brochure and we’ve gotten a lot of very positive feedback about it.

Residents petition to fix sewer woes

A group of east-end residents has petitioned town council to make fixing their sewer problems a higher priority.
Spokesperson Kendall Richardson presented a petition signed by 45 people, accounting for nearly all of the residents living in her neighbourhood in the southeast part of town.

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