VANCOUVER—Stock in Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. soared more than 30 percent today—a day after U.S. forestry giant Louisiana-Pacific announced a friendly, $1.1-billion (U.S.) takeover deal for the Vancouver-based maker of products used in housing construction.
Ainsworth shares rose 96 cents, or 32.65 percent, to $3.90 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
A new program for Discovery Channel will be filmed in and around the Straw Lake mine area over the next couple of months.
Production for “Fool’s Gold,” an eight-part series, is to start this month.
The human interest comedy series features the company, Shotgun Exploration, whose owner has claims in the Yukon and the Straw Lake site.
Richard (Rick) Boisvert officially took on the position of director of education for the Northwest Catholic District School Board and secretary to the board this week, taking over the reins from Mary-Catherine Kelly, who retired Aug. 30.
Although he didn’t officially start until Sept. 1, Boisvert arrived in Fort Frances in mid-August and began to familiarize himself with the board.
Only one new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region over the Labour Day weekend.
Fort Frances Fire #20, located on Rainy Lake near Goose Island, was a 0.1-hectare, lightning-caused fire first confirmed Sunday.
It is now “out.”
Rainy River District OPP officers investigated an attempted theft of a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck near the entrance to Bunnel Park yesterday in Atikokan.
Sometime after 8:30 a.m., a man smashed a window on the vehicle and then damaged the steering column.
Police suspect the damage likely was the result of someone with the intent to steal the vehicle.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is anticipating higher traffic volumes at the Fort Frances port of entry this Labour Day weekend and would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays.
The CBSA advises travellers to plan their border crossing outside of peak traffic periods, if possible, and to check border wait times on its website or on Twitter (@CBSA_FFB).
Three new fires are burning in Fort Frances District due to lightning strikes earlier this week.
Fort Frances Fire #19 is a 0.5-hectare blaze burning near Cornell Lake, northeast of Fort Frances.
The fire was confirmed Tuesday and was listed as “under control” at last report.
Fort Frances Fires #17 and #18, meanwhile, are located at the south end of Quetico Provincial Park.
With the kids back in school, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will be going back to its fall hours.
Beginning Tuesday (Sept. 3), the library will be open:
•Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;
•Fridays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.;
•Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and
•Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
This year’s “BizKids Camp,” run through the Northwest Business Centre, attracted seven youth, who spent last week learning all about how to run a business before testing out their own ideas at “Market Day” on Friday.
Many of their businesses were based on baking—selling their treats and crafts to the public in front of the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Moving to Stratton from southern Ontario to farm is not a decision many families would make.
But for Jamie Hackett, Deja McAdams, and their newborn son, Rhyland, it was the right one.
Hailing from near Kincardine, located along Lake Huron about two-and-a-half hours from Toronto, they moved north only a week after their baby was born.