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Sam Odrowski

Town given 90 days to find new mill buyer

The Town of Fort Frances now has a little less than three months to find a new owner for the idle pulp and paper mill here.

An agreement was reached last Thursday between the town and Riversedge Development's numbered company, 2670568 Ontario Limited, that settles close to $500,000 in unpaid taxes and allows any qualified buyer to access the mill and put forward an offer.

Candidates' forum

All five candidates for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding—including NDP candidate Yuk-Sem Won, foreground, Green candidate Amanda Moddejonge, People's Party of Canada candidate Andrew Hartnell, Conservative candidate Linda Rydholm, and Liberal candidate Marcus Powlowski—participated in the candidates forum held at the Stratton Hall last Thursday.

Every child matters

Around 300 students from five district schools joined together in a march from the Indian Residential School Monument off Hwy. 11 on Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) to the pow-wow grounds up the Trans-Canada Highway yesterday morning during an Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk. Students held up signs to honour those who were forced to attend residential schools. See story, more photos A5.

Proponents of mill restart offer different perspectives

In light of concerns surrounding wood allocations being disrupted by a restarted mill in Fort Frances, proponents have assured the public wood supply wouldn't be an issue.

“I have never said, nor advised any of my clients, that one mill or one town should be favoured at the expense of another,” said Mike Willick, Fort Frances's forest tenure consultant.