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Province out to eliminate ‘cell shock’

The Ontario government is taking strong action to help eliminate the shock many consumers get from opening their cellphone and wireless services bills.

The province is introducing legislation to make it easier to understand the costs and terms of wireless services agreements while ensuring service providers are upfront with information before contracts are signed.

Caribou Coach sets up petition

Residents of communities in Northern Ontario have been very outspoken in recent days at the joint decision by the Ontario government and Ontario Northland Transportation Commission to dissolve the services of the financially-strapped carrier, and what this will mean for the communities that have relied on its services for nearly a century.

Town to chop two committees

Town council is getting rid of both the Children’s Complex and Recreation Advisory committees due to lack of public interest.

In a report from Community Services manager George Bell received by council Monday night, he noted town clerk Glenn Treftlin recently had completed another round of advertising for vacant committee appointments to a variety of advisory committees.