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Board, CUPE ratify deal

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the collective agreement between the board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

The agreement is in keeping with the Provincial Discussion Table (PDT) agreement and is for a four-year term (Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2012).

MNO lacks funding, awareness

Coinciding with Louis Riel Day, the Métis Nation of Ontario held its 2008 special presidents’ meeting/annual general assembly Nov. 16-18 in Toronto.

The conference brought together more than 250 Métis leaders and members from across the province for meetings, ceremonies, and Métis cultural events, including Clint Calder, president of the local Sunset Country Métis Council.

Chamber still needs three more directors

FORT FRANCES—The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce acclaimed three new directors at its annual general membership meeting here Tuesday, but continues to look for more to round out its board vacancies.

“We actually still have three spots available, so we’re going to continue to work on that between now and our Dec. 16 meeting,” Chamber manager Dawn Booth noted Wednesday.