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Abitibi counters Greenpeace attacks

“The quality of our forest management system is second-to-none.”

In response to a Greenpeace report issued last month criticizing forest companies and their customers for making and purchasing products using fibre harvested from the Canadian boreal forest, Abitibi-Consolidated regional manager Doug Murray set the record straight to town council Monday night.

Super 8 goes the extra mile

    The Super 8 Motel on King’s Highway in the west end of Fort Frances re-defines in many ways the notion of a standard motel.    The establishment provides a fully-stocked breakfast lounge, a swimming pool, whirlpool, steambath, high-speed Internet in the room, and a coin laundry.    At the helm of the facility is general manager Wanda Barker.

Fake travellers cheques passed

    Last Wednesday, a Fort Frances financial institute received fraudulent American Express travellers cheques in $500 denominations.    The institute was aware these cheques were fake prior to dispersing any cash and notified the Fort Frances OPP.    An investigation revealed a local resident received the cheques in the mail from an “online friend” they had met in the United States.    The inv