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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.

Abitibi CEO forgoes bonus

MONTREAL—AbitibiBowater’s chief executive is foregoing an annual bonus of $1.7 million this year as the forest products producer appeals for help from employees and communities to lower fixed costs.

Among the challenges the company faces is a planned 11 percent reduction in AbitibiBowater’s lumber harvesting rights in Quebec as of April 1, 2013.

Don’t rush to diversify

Investors constantly are being bombarded by a mantra-like litany to diversify their holdings.

Any objective observer should acknowledge this is a cop-out. Instead, what is essential is to determine if the possible loss in an investment situation is greater than the amount of a possible return.