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Alberton, La Vallee looking at merger

The new millennium could see a new municipality in the district with councillors in Alberton and La Vallee talking about amalgamation.

Although a motion to look at the possibility of merging with La Vallee was tabled Dec. 8 by Alberton councillors until their next meeting in January, Reeve Judy Koski noted the two municipalities already have had an informal meeting on the issue.

Council satisifed with response time

Town council seemed satisfied with the outcome of an investigation into the local OPP’s response time to emergencies which was spurred by a complaint from a west-end resident earlier this fall.

The complaint had been made by a woman on River Road West, who called in an assault in progress involving a couple of high school students near her home by the water tower.

Elk transfer approved for Cameron Lake site

In six weeks, more than 50 elk will begin a new life in Northwestern Ontario after being selected for transfer to the Cameron Lake release site from Elk Island National Park in Alberta.

And that’s music to the ears of Mike Solomon, co-chair of the Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Coalition, who received the confirmation from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation late last week.

Corner Closet opens in Emo

For Colleen Vennechenko and Marg Bender, today has been 18 months in the making.

The pair opened their doors to the public for the first time at the Corner Closet, the new ladies fashion store in Emo.

Why women’s fashion?

“We know what women’s tastes are,” Vennechenko said matter-of-factly.

‘Agribition’ worth the trip

The time and the money it took to organize a bus trip for 27 district farmers to attend “Agribition” in Regina, Sask. last week can be summed up in three words—well worth it!

Kim Jo Calder, who helped organize the trip with the Rainy River Future Development Corp., said she’s gotten nothing but positive comments from everyone who went.

Group off to ‘Agribition’

Twenty-seven area farmers are well on their way to Regina, Sask. after their bus left this morning from Fort Frances for the annual “Agribition” fair.

Put together by the Rainy River Future Development Corp., the trip was designed to give farmers here a chance to take in one of the biggest agricultural events in Canada.

‘ManOMin’ conference set for May

The first ManOMin watershed conference is slated April 28-30, 2000, with hopes of it becoming a regular event in the future.

Jennifer Mercer, co-ordinator for the Rainy River First Nations Watershed Program, said the name of the conference has a double meaning.

First of all, ManOMin is an abbreviation of “Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota.” But it’s also Anishinabe for wild rice.