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Flooding claim settled

Ontario and Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation have settled a century-old flooding claim that will help build a new relationship between the province and the community while strengthening the local economy and creating jobs.

The claim was settled through a collaborative and co-operative process between the First Nation and Ontario.

H2O Power opens local office

Community leaders and company associates were on hand last Wednesday afternoon as H2O Power officially opened its office and workshop here—located in the renovated shop wing of the former Fort Frances High School.

Company president Jim Gartshore noted he took shop class in that very spot many years ago and now he’s here to head the company.

Bus schedule tweaked

Caribou Coach will be operating on a slightly different schedule starting Aug. 5.

The bus service, which runs from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (with the exception of statutory holidays), currently leaves Thunder Bay at 9:30 a.m. (ET).

It then stops in Atikokan at 11 a.m. before arriving in Fort Frances at 1:30 p.m. (CT).

Moffat funding doled out

The Salvation Army received the lion’s share of the town’s Moffat Family Fund allotment for 2012, getting $8,000 to provide disadvantaged families with back-to-school supplies for their school-aged children.

The Salvation Army means to purchase school supplies such as notebooks, binders, pencil crayons, pens, pencils and backpacks with the funds provided.