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Under-valued ATV nets penalty

In October, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port of entry (POE) processed more than 53,000 travellers in 33,800 vehicles, as well as 744 commercial trucks.

Twenty-two charter buses and 941 pedestrians also were processed during the month.

The CBSA also conducted more than 1,800 secondary examinations for customs purposes.


Chamber meeting planned

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual general membership meeting Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

It is open to all businesses, both Chamber members and non-Chamber members.

The meeting will feature a guest speaker from Osisko Mining, who will give an overview of the project and seek feedback/comments.

Town amending wedding fees

The town has been offering civil marriage services at locations outside the boundaries of Fort Frances since July, 2010.

But it now is revising its rates to reflect attendance at wedding rehearsals, renewal of wedding vows, and charge for travel time and distance to and from marriage venues outside the town’s boundaries.

Joint busing committee back up for discussion

Discussions over establishing a joint transportation committee between the Northwest Catholic District School Board and Rainy River District School Board will continue at tonight’s monthly meeting of the Catholic board.

At last month’s meeting, NCDSB trustees agreed the formation of a transportation committee was “necessary in developing a transportation consortia in the district.”

FIT program under review

Ontario is moving forward with its commitment to review its clean energy Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program.

When the program launched in 2009, it included a commitment to review FIT every two years.

This commitment also was included in the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan, released last November.

The review will consider a range of issues, such as:

Local business sold

Ernest Thompson Distributors Ltd. has been sold.

The last day of service for this long-time community business is Friday, Nov. 4.

It was Ernie Thompson’s real dream come true when he and his wife, Lois, began their business more than a half-century ago.