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Costly closure

News of toll booth changes at the international bridge here, including the loss of jobs with the impending closure of the one on the Canadian side as well as the spectre of a hefty price hike, has sparked anger among residents on both sides of the border.

The issue even was brought up at Monday night’s council meeting (although it was tabled for future discussion).

Taking care of our seniors

One of our most important priorities as a government is to take care of our seniors.

Canada’s population is getting older. In 1991, a 65-year-old Canadian woman could expect to live another 20 years; four years longer than a 65-year-old Canadian man.

Good news, but . . .

Politicians from different levels of government shouldn’t be allowed in the same room together because they’re apt to engage in a silly little show of one-upmanship—with taxpayers’ money at stake.

Heritage awards handed out

Five individuals, two organizations, and one business were honoured last week as recipients of the “2000 Heritage Awards” handed out by the Fort Frances Museum advisory committee.

Individuals nominations included

•Alice Widurski (nominated for her work with the Fort Frances Historical Society);

Telephone

As the district looks for economic development, it finds itself lagging behind competing areas in Canada and the northern midwestern states in telecommunications. Today’s modern businesses require telephone line, fax lines, ATM card lines, direct connection computer lines and internet lines. And that doesn’t bring into account video conferencing, high speed internet access.

Hello, Bell

As the district looks for economic development, it finds itself lagging behind competing areas in Canada as well as the northern U.S. Midwest in telecommunications.