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Province creates more jobs

Ontario saw a net increase of 17,600 jobs when Statistics Canada announced December job numbers on Friday morning.

“Our government is creating an environment where businesses can thrive, grow, and create good jobs—and where the people of Ontario can build their careers and support their families,” said Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade minister Todd Smith.

Service members, veterans can fish for free

The provincial government is recognizing those who committed themselves to defend our land, waters, and way of life with a token of appreciation—they now can fish in Ontario at no charge.

Amendments to Ontario's fishing regulations came into effect Jan. 1, enabling active Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans to fish in Ontario's waters without having to purchase a licence.

Man wins 'Catch the Ace'

The ace has been “caught.”

Richard Norman of Alberton was the lucky winner in the “Catch the Ace” raffle draw held Friday evening at the Emo Legion.

His ticket was drawn and he had selected envelope #17—which contained the ace of spades.

As such, Norman won the weekly prize of $1,340 as well as the grand prize jackpot of $20,321—a total of $21,661.