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Travel card revoked

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls port of entry levied a civil penalty against a commercial truck driver for failing to report for inspection.

The incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. last Wednesday (June 10) when a Ford Super Duty truck failed to report to the gamma imaging system for inspection as directed.

Continued success on literacy test

The Rainy River District School Board’s results for the 2009 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test indicate local students continue to perform well in the areas of reading and writing.

Of the 264 Grade 10 students who wrote the test for the first time in April, 84 percent passed both components of the test compared to the provincial success rate of 85 percent.

Highway work well underway

Ontario is continuing to improve local highway infrastructure that will promote economic development and job creation in Northwestern Ontario with two recently-awarded major projects.

A $4.8-million contract, awarded to Pioneer Construction Inc., will rehabilitate almost 16 km of Highway 11 east of Fort Frances.

Fugitive nabbed at U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls, Mn. port of entry apprehended a Liberty, Miss. man, wanted there for the possession of dangerous drugs, when he tried to enter the United States on Friday (June 5).

Officers arrested Michael Hills, 20, when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Criminal Information Center felony warrant.

Rafferty demands apology

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty is demanding that Minister of Transport John Baird apologize to the people of his riding for callous remarks Baird made regarding the proposed TTC-Bombardier streetcar deal.

Rafferty is calling on the government to reconsider its apparent rejection of federal funds for the project, which is vital to the economy of the Thunder Bay region.