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Town officially welcomes new by-law officer

By Randy Thoms Jan 15, 2024 | 3:06 PM

Fort Frances Mayor Andrew Hallikas (l) present By-law Enforcement Officer Corey Fehr with his badge in a ceremony at the Fort Frances Civic Centre, January 15, 2024. Image: Randy Thoms/Acadia Broadcasting

The town of Fort Frances has a new by-law enforcement officer.

Corey Fehr was officially presented with his badge in a ceremony held on Monday at the Fort Frances Civic Centre.

Fehr says he has always shown an interest in law enforcement.

“I’ve shown interest in law enforcement in general for quite some time working for the OPP and other security organizations. So, when I saw the position open, I figured I’d try out, and I ended up getting the job, luckily,” says Fehr.

Fehr’s hiring fills a vacancy resulting from former long-time by-law enforcement officer Patrick Briere, who left to become an Emergency Management Field Officer for Emergency Management Ontario.

He joins with Clinton Gray, who was hired last year, in enforcing the town’s by-laws.

Fehr is on the job full-time but must still complete some necessary training to be fully certified.

“It’s just a matter of getting into. It’s kind of like a trade school, first come, first serve and that kind of stuff. So we’ve been provided some training. There will be more training in the future, and it’s just kind of when you can get in. They only offer at certain times of the year.”