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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.

Trustee elected OCSTA director

At their 79th-annual general meeting held May 7-9, more than 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association gathered in Toronto to elect regional directors to its board.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that vice-chair John Borst was appointed as director at large of Region 3.