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Weechi-it-te-win workers favour contract

About 30 members of Unifor Local 324 voted 88 percent in favour of a new first contract with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services that also was ratified by its board last Thursday.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is an indigenous-based child welfare agency located near Fort Frances that serves Anishinaabe residents from 10 area First Nations across the Kenora and Rainy River districts.

Hunting, fishing licensing system being modernized

On Nov. 26, there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.

“The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister Jeff Yurek.

Tbaytel doing an upgrade

In order to improve mobility network performance, Tbaytel will be performing scheduled network upgrade maintenance tomorrow (Sept. 20) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

During this time, Tbaytel mobility customers in the Atikokan area may experience service disruptions or outages to their Tbaytel HSPA mobility service, including voice calls, data usage, and texting.

Backus planning to host second 'harvest dinner'

The Backus Community Center in International Falls will host a fall harvest fundraising dinner on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The second-annual dinner, featuring a menu of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, rutabagas, pickled beets, and dinner rolls, will be held on the Backus stage, with take-out meals picked up from the kitchen window.