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Press Release

R.I.D.E. netting charges

Rainy River District OPP officers are continuing the Festive R.I.D.E. program, which is in effect from Nov. 28 until Jan. 2.

To date, officers have checked more than 3,500 vehicles in checkstop locations across the district, as well as 20 snowmachines.

Almost 100 hours have been dedicated to R.I.D.E. programs.

Legion elects new executive

As winter sets in and the cold wind blows, events at our local Legion are heating up.

The poppy campaign is over for another year. Thanks to the generosity of Fort Frances residents, this year’s campaign raised more than $13,000.

A percentage of this money will be spent next year on a Legion-approved donation within this community.

Airborne mineral survey underway

The Township of Atikokan is pleased to announce the commencement of the Marmion Batholith Magnetic Survey.

This 11,600-km survey will provide detailed magnetic data for an area from the Town of Atikokan east to Crooked Pine Lake, and from the Lumby Lake greenstone belt to Quetico Park in the south.

Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. will complete the survey in early 2009.

Machinery stolen

OPP officers were notified of a theft that occurred sometime between last Wednesday night and the early-morning hours of Thursday.

The theft occurred in the parking lot near Timberwolf Lodge Road, which in on Highway 502 about 40 km north of Highway 11.

The parking lot is vacant now, but used to house the Mallard’s Nest restaurant.

Board, CUPE ratify deal

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the collective agreement between the board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

The agreement is in keeping with the Provincial Discussion Table (PDT) agreement and is for a four-year term (Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2012).

New number for Rainycrest

Be advised that Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will be upgrading its telephone system at Rainycrest Long Term Care this Wednesday (Dec. 10) starting at 5 p.m. and lasting for roughly four hours.

During the above-mentioned time period, the public may experience a “busy signal” when calling Rainycrest. People are asked to be patient and dial the number again.