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Town council accepted a proposal from Union Gas for a “Helping Hands” project at its regular meeting Monday night.

As previously reported, Union Gas has offered to apply for grants—and offer up manpower—to help repair damaged arena seats at the Memorial Sports Centre.

As well, council:

McCormick appointed CAO for DSSAB

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel McCormick as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective Feb. 20.

“It was encouraging to see the quality and experience of the individuals who expressed interest in joining our organization,” noted board chair Ross Donaldson, who also is the reeve of La Vallee.

Constituents back Rafferty’s vote

Local MP John Rafferty was pleased Bill C-19, which abolished the long-gun registry, was passed in the House of Commons last week and that he voted in support of it on behalf of his constituents.

“I know it was an issue that was important to a lot of my constituents,” he remarked, stressing he was against the long-gun registry and had vowed to vote to abolish it if I was elected.

Feds support tourism development for Stanjikoming

The federal government is investing $28,000 to assist Stanjikoming First Nation in exploring the development of a tourism operation.

“The Government of Canada is proud to work with aboriginal partners on projects that create economic development opportunities and build community capacity,” Tony Clement, the minister responsible for FedNor, said Monday.