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Filling a need

“Long overdue” was how Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services executive director Calvin Morrisseau put it during Friday's grand-opening ceremony for the new Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre located in the former Ivik building on Mishkiki Miikan Road off Highway 11, about 10 minutes east of Fort Frances.

Long overdue

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon and rightfully apologized for decades of government-sanctioned discrimination against members of the LGBTQ2 community during the so-called “gay purge” that began as far back as the 1940s.

Deserving thanks

It's no real surprise that incumbent MPP Sarah Campbell announced Monday that she would not be seeking re-election in the upcoming provincial election scheduled for June, 2018.

Warmest welcome

The wait is finally over.

Nearly two years after district residents raised more than $60,000 in support of the “Families for Families” initiative to bring a refugee family to Fort Frances, they are due to arrive in town this Friday.

Positive sign

Some 29 percent of respondents to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada are planning to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies this Saturday—a three percent rise compared to last year.

Right decision

There is new hope the strike by more than 12,000 faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges—now into its third week—could be resolved soon.

It was revealed late this morning that both sides in the dispute have agreed to return to the bargaining table tomorrow.

That's the right decision.

Salute our youth

Has your son raised funds for a worthy cause? Has your daughter helped build awareness for child poverty?

Has your young neighbour volunteered to take out the garbage and shovel the driveway for an elderly couple?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should nominate them today to be recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen Award.

The true legacy

Words cannot adequately convey the sense of pride all of Rainy River District feels over Team Canada winning the silver medal at the world mixed curling championships in Champéry, Switzerland.

A vicious circle

A scheduled bus service between Fort Frances and Thunder Bay may be gone for good.

The Caribou Coach Transportation Company's website carries the bleak message that its bus serving the Fort Frances-Thunder Bay route, including Atikokan, is being suspended as of this Saturday (Oct. 14) for an “undetermined period of time.”