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Thompson itching to fix town’s water, taxes

Nicole Thompson is the co-owner of the Dépanneur Thompson in Portage du Fort and is currently running for mayor. She said she decided to run after growing frustrated with the ongoing water and tax problems in the village.

Caleb Nickerson
PORTAGE DU FORT
Oct. 18, 2017
A local business person is looking to become mayor of Portage du Fort with the aim of eliminating the village’s water woes.
Nicole Thompson came to the Pontiac 38 years ago and served as Portage du Fort’s postmaster from the early 80s to the late 90s. She studied nursing at the University of Ottawa and served on the administration council for the Office municipale d’habitation (OMH) on Calumet Island.
She and her husband Edward, who is running for a seat on council, raised ten children and for the last nine years they have owned and operated the dépanneur in town.
“We basically took that from a little corner store and made it into a multi-million dollar business,” she said proudly.

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