Local files for trustee
Stephen Sinclair has filed to run as a Fort Frances trustee for the Rainy River District School Board in the upcoming municipal election.
“For the past several years, I have been very active in my school council, as well as being active with the Parent Involvement Committee,” he noted.
“And I thought, what better way to give back to the community than to encourage and help build up an even better educational system to give our kids a better chance in the world,” he reasoned.
The IT services business owner said he knows being a school board trustee is a big commitment, but feels it is worth it because the children are our future.
Sinclair is hoping other people who are passionate about education also will put their names forward.
Earlier this week, Charleen Mallory filed to run for Fort Frances council.
Coun. Andrew Hallikas previously put his name in for the mayor’s seat.
Anyone interested in running for mayor, town council, the two school boards, or as the “Central” rep on the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board must file their papers at the Civic Centre prior to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.
Election day officially is Oct. 27, but town electors will begin receiving their mail-in ballots the first week of October.
They will be able to vote anytime after that, up to and including Oct. 27.