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Manitou expansion

New main carriage lines currently are being installed at Manitou Forest Products to increase the efficiency and yields of its operations. The carriage lines are part of the business's $2-million expansion that was made possible through a loan of close to $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

Breaking the barrel

“Woody” Woods did the honour of busting open a barrel of whisky during the Cantilever Distillery's launch celebration in Rainer on Friday afternoon. Those who attended the celebration heard speeches from the distillery's founders and also enjoyed a glass of whisky straight from the freshly-opened keg.

Play rehearsal

Fort High students Tristan Councillor, Yasmeen Elkneir, and Katelyn Bruyere acted out a scene from “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” last Thursday in the Townshend Theatre to prepare for the upcoming show. The 25-person cast will deliver two-hour performances from tommorow through Sunday (Oct. 26-28) starting at 7 p.m.

Customer appreciation

The new Husky retailer/owner Waqas Altaf, left, and district manager Jeff Ross shared a big smile as they celebrated Customer Appreciation Day there last Thursday. Those who entered the store that day were welcome to enjoy a free piece of cake and a beverage.

Public school board to see mostly fresh faces as trustees

The incoming trustees for the Rainy River District School Board feature mostly fresh faces, with only two incumbents being re-elected Monday.

David Kircher and Raymond Roy will be back to fill the two trustee seats for Fort Frances-Mine Centre.

Former trustee John Fuhrer (Emo-Chapple-Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls) is back on the board having served in the 90s.