No trustee nominations submitted yet

No one has come forward yet to run for positions on the local public and separate school boards in the November election, town clerk Glenn Treftlin reported.
Like candidates for town council, those vying for the two Fort Frances reps for the public board, and three on the Catholic one, must file their nominations prior to Friday, Sept. 26.
The current Fort Frances trustees on the Rainy River District School Board are Dan Belluz and Gord McBride while Anne-Marie Fitzgerald, Harold Huntley, and Gerry Rousseau sit on the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
Candidates for the other seats on the school boards must file their nominations at their own municipal offices.
In related news, the total number of nominees vying for town council in November has risen to four after Couns. Struchan Gilson and Sharon Tibbs filed their papers Wednesday.
Todd Hamilton and Tannis Drysdale are the others running for council so far.
Couns. Roy Avis and Neil Kabel have stated they intend to run for council again, but have yet to file their nominations.
Dan Onichuk and Coun. Deane Cunningham both have file their nominations to seek the mayor’s chair.
Anyone interested in running for mayor or council must file their nomination papers with Treftlin at the Civic Centre prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.
Election day is Nov. 10. Canada Post is expected to send out the mail-in ballots to town residents in October.
Treftlin said local residents can expect to see preliminary lists of electors posted at the Civic Centre, museum, and public library from Tuesday, Sept. 2 until 8 p.m. on Nov. 10.
He stressed voters should check these lists to find out if their address is correct, and whether they’re designated to vote for public or separate school board trustees.
“If they want to be sure they’ll receive the correct mail-in ballot package, and be able to vote, they should check the list,” Treftlin stressed.