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Domtar deals approved

More than 500 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar pulp mill and Woodlands operations have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new four-year collective agreements.

“These contracts contain some of the largest monetary increases in the sector in almost two decades,” said George Smith, Unifor Local 324 president.

Tbaytel fixes phone woes

A number of service degradation issues that arose on Nov. 15 for some of Tbaytel's land line telephone customers primarily have been resolved as a result of efforts made by Tbaytel technicians.

Some customers, both business and residential, in Fort Frances and Thunder Bay were experiencing one-way audio or a loss of dial tone, which resulted in the inability to complete calls.

Tbaytel fixes phone woes

A number of service degradation issues that arose on Nov. 15 for some of Tbaytel’s land line telephone customers primarily have been resolved as a result of efforts made by Tbaytel technicians.

Some customers, both business and residential, in Fort Frances and Thunder Bay were experiencing one-way audio or a loss of dial tone, which resulted in the inability to complete calls.

Joint effort to return sacred objects

Since 2016, Rainy River First Nations and the Royal Ontario Museum have been engaged in a collaborative effort to return ancestors and sacred objects that were removed from the community during excavations of the burial mounds in the 1950-'70s.

The ROM recognizes its participation in these past excavations by Walter Kenyon, who served as curator at the ROM from 1956-1982.

Border signage unveiled

Local MPP Greg Rickford on Friday unveiled new “Open for Business” signs that have been installed at the Canada-U.S. border at Rainy River and the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.

“[Our government] is sending a clear message to the world that the province is open for business,” said Rickford.

Funding to hire EDO for west end of district

Local families and businesses will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $270,000.

This investment, through FedNor's Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO), will help the Town of Rainy River and the Townships of Lake of the Woods and Dawson hire an economic development officer (EDO) for a three-year period.

Deal for Domtar employees

Unifor national representative Stephen Boon confirmed three new tentative agreements were reached Thursday covering more than 500 members from Unifor Locals 105-1, 105-3, and 324 at Domtar's Pulp Mill and Woodlands Operations in Dryden.

“We are pleased to have reached solid new tentative agreements with Domtar that achieve Unifor's Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper Pattern,” Boon said.