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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

Customer service tops at Enterprise

    Situated just west of town at the Crozier Warehouse and Bay Rentals Facility, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car facility is ably run by Pam L. Parsons, manager-in-training.    Her definition of good customer service is summed up with: “In the workplace, there is no one else in the room when the customer is being served.”    Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co.

Watch out for fake money

Canadians like using cash. It’s a fast and convenient means of payment.

In 2006, there were some 1.3 billion notes in circulation worth more than $43 billion. That’s about 40 bills for every person in Canada.

And demand for cash increases each year by about five percent.

Sawmill idled

Bowater Canadian Forest Products Inc. announced yesterday the indefinite shutdown of its Ignace sawmill operation.

This shutdown took effect yesterday and will impact 29 direct Bowater employees and 20 contractor ones.

This decision is the direct result of lumber quotas imposed upon Bowater’s Ontario operations.