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No time to waste

When mayors, reeves and councillors meet this weekend for the NOMA (Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association) annual general meeting, much of their discussions should focus on the recently released provincial government’s Task Force on Rural Economic Renewal report.

We must aim for zero waste

While winter has been long in departing, the collection of refuse one sees along the streets of Fort Frances and the highways leading into our community indicates we continue to disregard basic environmental care.

It is a seven-month collection. And it is a sad statement of the way we disregard the environment.

Have your say

If the truth be known, the Rainy River District School Board is surprised—and disappointed—over the relative lack of feedback on its proposed expansion of J.W. Walker School here while closing Alexander MacKenzie and Alberton Central schools.

Reap the benefits

Economic development dominated the all-candidates’ forum here prior to the municipal election in November, and it’s clear from Mayor Glenn Witherspoon’s annual New Year’s outlook that it will continue to be the buzzword in 2001.

Ducks Unlimited produces valuable landowner resource

From the green timber swamps of southwestern Ontario to the tidal estuaries of the maritimes, a new field guide is being used by landowners across Eastern Canada.

Ducks Unlimited, along with conservation agency partners, have recently completed the guide, which is designed to assist landowners in the important task of using nest boxes on their property.