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Saskatoon distillery attaches label to booze promoting moderation

SASKATOON — A Saskatoon micro-distillery is taking an extra step to inform its customers about the benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation.

Lucky Bastard Distillers has created a label that informs consumers of Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines and communicates the number of standard drinks in each bottle.

Titan Manufacturing up and running here

When Mel DeGagne closed the doors to Nor-Fab’s truss plant a few years ago, it became Brian Hagarty’s dream to reopen the business.

Now under a new name, Hagarty and his partner, James Mainville, have opened Titan Manufacturing on Highway 11/71 just west of Fort Frances.

“Nor-Fab’s truss plant had been here since, I think since ’84, when Mel DeGagne started it,” Hagarty noted.

Most happy with holiday sales

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, local merchants are mixed on how sales have been to date.

Some are finding gift-givers are staying in town to do their shopping. Others, however, feel people are heading online and to the cities.

“We’ve been very pleased with sales so far,” said Connie Cuthbertson, owner of Northwoods Gallery & Gifts on Scott Street.

Local firm up for award

The extensive work George Armstrong Co. Ltd. has been doing on a major bridge rehabilitation project here has not gone unnoticed.

“Our company has been nominated for, and awarded, a finalist position in a contest called ‘Crews that Rock,’” noted owner Shane Armstrong.

Photo card now available here

Ontario is making it easier for residents without a driver’s licence in Rainy River District to get official, government-issued photo ID.

The Ontario Photo Card is now available at the local ServiceOntario centre, located at 922 Scott St.

It soon will be offered in Rainy River.