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Atikokan searching for source of bacteria problem

The Ontario Clean Water Agency has filter and chemical experts coming to Atikokan’s water treatment plant to see what went wrong in its system after the Northwestern Health Unit issued a “boil water” advisory there last week.

It’s also conducting a “wet well cleanout” to see if that will prevent the Cryptosporidium bacteria from showing up in future water samples.

Bible camps had successful summer

CSSM rep Mark Mast reported a successful summer season for area Bible camps.

“Once again, God has blessed us with a very rewarding summer,” said Mast, in his 12th summer of ministry in the Rainy River District. “There are many testimonies of individuals who had experienced the Lord in a meaningful way.”

Woman gearing up for trip to India

A “Taste of India” benefit dinner and concert was held at Calvary Tabernacle on Sunday so the congregation could bid a fond farewell to Jennie Christopherson as she prepares to leave Oct. 24 from Winnipeg for a six-week missionary journey to India.

Her visit will include stops in Calcutta, New Delhi, Madras, Madurai, and Sri Lanka.

Bridge concrete not up to snuff

The Ministry of Transportation has penalized the company contracted to work on the Seven-Mile and Bears Pass bridges after tests showed the concrete wasn’t as strong as originally planned.

Ray Kriscuinas, head of MTO’s structural section in Thunder Bay, said the concrete strengths were “marginally lower”—five percent—than those in the project’s original design.

Ontario Library Week coming

Emo Public Library will be celebrating Ontario Library Week on Oct. 15-19.

An annual opportunity for Ontarians to celebrate the contribution made by public libraries to the lives of millions of people across this province, this year’s theme is “Ontario Public Libraries, For Your Information.”