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Local issues to be raised at AMO conference

Fort Frances delegates will bring up local concerns with various ministers next week when they head to London for the annual conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Mayor Roy Avis, Coun. Paul Ryan, and CAO Mark McCaig will be at the conference from Aug. 21-24 which, in addition to workshops and speakers, includes pre-scheduled meetings with provincial ministers.

Library seeks new tech co-ordinator

The Fort Frances Library Technology Centre and Rainy River Public Library are on the lookout for a technology co-ordinator for the remaining 10 months of a two-year contract.

Raj Sritharan, who started here last July after moving from London, Ont., will be leaving the position Aug. 30 in order to start a new permanent job at the Lethbridge Public Library in Lethbridge, Alta.

Sawmill workers join CEP

The 150 maintenance and production workers at the AbitibiBowater Thunder Bay sawmill, located in Fort William First Nation, have voted to join the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

CEP conducted a six-month organizing drive, which resulted in an application for certification back on Aug. 5 at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Mining seminar still has space

Spaces are still available in a free mining seminar being offered next week by Rainy River Resources, a junior exploration company currently working at a project site north of Barwick.

Slated for Aug. 3-5 at Confederation College campus in Fort Frances, the seminar is aimed at adults and youths alike interested in learning more about geology.

Council bullets

Town council referred a written request for a refund for charges for unplugging the sewer and performing a TV camera inspection at 1600 Colonization Rd. W. to the Operations and Facilities executive committee for its recommendation.

Also at Monday night’s meeting, council: