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Handi-van funding OK'd

Local MP Don Rusnak, on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities minister Amarjeet Sohi, this week announced Fort Frances will receive $46,259 in federal funding to replace one handi-van transit bus.

This project is part of a list of 79 projects across Ontario announced Feb. 10 under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).

Workers back strike action

Over the weekend, about 30 Unifor members at ParaMed Home Health Care in Dryden, Ear Falls, and Red Lake voted 100 percent in favour of taking strike action to achieve a new collective agreement.

ParaMed Home Health Care is a private, for-profit company that provides health and home support services across the region.

TVO move slammed

Local MPP Sarah Campbell, the NDP's culture critic, issued the following statement in response to the announcement TVO will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters on July 31:

"New Democrats are deeply concerned that Liberal government cuts to TVOntario have resulted in this short-sighted decision to eliminate broadcast transmitters to eight Ontario communities.

Moose talk slated

Join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researcher Glenn DelGuidice, Ph.D., for a presentation on the dramatic 10-year decline of Minnesota's moose population.

Dr. DelGuidice also will talk about some of the technology researchers utilize to study moose ecology.

Unique ballet coming to Backus

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce the James Sewell Ballet and its performance of “Band It” is coming this Saturday (Feb. 4) at 7 p.m.

This is a unique ballet performance compared to contemporary ballet. It is set to the driving rhythms of American band music and incorporates hover boards, colour guard flags, and giant inflatable water balls.