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Gas price review sought

Local MPP Greg Rickford on Friday called on the Competition Bureau to review gasoline and diesel retail prices in Northwestern Ontario.

“Our [government] has followed through and taken steps to cut gas prices in Ontario,” noted Rickford, who also is the minister of energy, northern development and mines.

Skaters shine at meets

Border Skating Club skaters took to the ice for the first competition of their season on Nov. 24-25 when they travelled to Thunder Bay to participate in Skate Ontario's Super Series—Skate Thunder Bay competition.

This was a qualifying event for the Ontario provincial championships that will be held March 7-10 in Mississauga.

The results for the weekend were as follows:

'Track My Plow' now available on website

Transportation minister Jeff Yurek visited a maintenance facility on Friday to announce the province is making the winter commute easier by allowing drivers to track their plow and plan their route all at one stop: the Ontario 511 website.

“Keeping Ontario's highways as safe as possible during winter weather conditions is a top priority for our government,” said Yurek.

Licensing system revamped

The province has launched a better way for hunters and anglers across the province to get their Outdoors Cards, as well as hunting and fishing licensing products.

“Our government is making life easier and allowing you to get outdoors quicker,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister John Yakabuski.