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Travel scholarship deadline coming up

District high school students interested in receiving a scholarship that provides financial assistance with the annual “ME to WE” trip planned for this summer must apply by this Friday (Jan. 18).

The “Student Travel Scholarship,” offered by the Rainy River District School Board, selects a Grade 9-11 student from each of the district's three high schools every year.

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.