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Airport gets $5,000 grant

The Fort Frances Airport will receive $4,700 as its share of Transport Canada’s $40-million funding injection into 49 safety projects at the nation’s airports.

The money will be used for a decelerometer, Airport and Parks Superintendent Bill Caul noted last week, which is used to test braking action on the runway.

More businesses being sought for challenge

For a fifth year, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is looking for participants for its customer service challenge—and interested businesses only have one more week to sign up.

Program co-ordinator Crystal Godbout said this morning that 21 district businesses have signed up so far, but she’s hoping to see that number reach at least 30 before the Feb. 15 deadline.

Ainsworth extends closure

VANCOUVER—Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., a Vancouver-based forestry products company, is extending for one week the previously-announced maintenance closure of its oriented strand board mill in Grande Prairie, Alta.

In a release yesterday, the company blamed reduced customer demand for the closure extension until Feb. 10.