By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

The Town of Fort Frances now has a better understanding of how it performed during last year’s municipal election in terms of accessibility. During Monday night’s meeting of town council, the town’s municipal clerk Gabrielle Lecuyer delivered her Post-Election Accessibility Report, a provincially mandated report that must be completed within […]

The following are the newly elected and re-elected reeves, mayors and members of coun- cil, elected in Monday evening’s municipal elections. All results are unofficial. * denotes elected or acclaimed candidate TOWN OF FORT FRANCES Mayor: *Andrew Hallikas–1,573 Ken Perry–1,029 Council (six to be elected): *Wendy Brunetta–2,123 *John McTaggart–2,068 *Mike […]

By Allison Jones

TORONTO – Two former Ontario provincial party leaders were in tight mayoral races Monday as they sought municipal paths to political redemption. Fresh off their spring provincial losses, former NDP leader Andrea Horwath and former Liberal leader Steven Del Duca made the leap to local politics, but were not finding […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter

Ontario’s big city mayors elected to a new term in office may soon have enhanced powers at their disposal to tackle tough issues like housing. But experts say the use of so-called “strong mayor” powers may not be clear-cut, and their use may be limited by budgetary constraints and other […]

The votes have been counted in the Fort Frances Municipal Election. Below are the new mayor and council. In the mayoral race, Andrew Hallikas earned 1573 votes, compared to 1029 for Ken Perry. In the council race, all three incumbent candidates are return- ing. New faces are David Kircher, Mandi […]


Local online and phone polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight. Those who require help can head to the Civic Centre. A voting kiosk and Help Desk will be available until polls close. Voting is underway in municipalities across Ontario as voters cast their ballot in local races. It’s municipal […]

By Allison Jones

Municipal elections are taking place across Ontario. Here are smayoral races to watch: Thunder Bay Ken Boshcoff has previously served as mayor of this northern Ontario city from 1997 to 2003 and is vying for the role again. He was also a Liberal MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2004 […]


The municipal vote is underway! As of end of day Wednesday, 21.1 per cent of eligible voters have cast their ballots, according to the Town of Fort Frances facebook page. A total of 1,110 votes were cast, with 985 coming in online, and 125 votes over the phone. Don’t wait […]

Due to a scheduling error, the campaign ad for Ken Perry did not run in this week’s Daily Bulletin and Fort Frances Times. The Times regrets the error, and apologizes for the mistake. We wish Ken and all municipal election candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election this […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Borderland Pride released a statement on October 11 expressing their disappointment, after receiving no response to a survey, aimed at assessing views on LGBTQ2+ inclusion and ongoing litigations against the Township of Emo. The survey was issued to Emo council candidates Geoffrey Pearce, Lisa Teeple, Gerald Wieringa, Phil Whatley, Frank […]

Advance voting is now open, and the votes are rolling in. At the end of day one of voting yesterday, 7.8 per cent of eligible Fort Frances voters had already cast their ballots, with 368 voting online and 43 voting by phone. Election day is October 24, but there’s no […]