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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.

Denby eager to take over Chamber helm

After being first vice-president for two years, Christine Denby (Gillons’ Insurance Brokers) was elected president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce at its annual general membership meeting last Tuesday at The Harbourage.

“It’s kind of like being lady-in-waiting and now it’s my turn to be queen,” Denby said last week morning.

Local Fastenal store now open

Fastenal Company, a full-line distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has opened a new store in Fort Frances.

The Fort Frances store is one of more than 200 new stores Fastenal Company has opened in the past year. It operates 1,962 stores served by 12 distribution centers nationwide.

Denby to head Chamber

Christine Denby (Gillons’ Insurance Brokers) was elected president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce at its annual general membership meeting late Tuesday afternoon at The Harbourage.

Taking Denby’s place as first vice-president will be Cathy Emes (Edwards Jones).