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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.

What’s the big secret?

Residents in the west end of town have been complaining since January about an odour—an odour so distinct it was clear in their minds it had to be coming from the newly expanded and upgraded sewage treatment plant along the river.

Go Muskies!

All eyes will be on Dryden the rest of this week as our Muskies look to win another gold medal at the all-Ontario hockey championships there.

The black-and-gold, ranked 10th in the 20-team field, gave a valiant effort this morning against the second-seeded Ridley Tigers, jumping out to several leads before succumbing 5-4.

An amazing feat

Residents of Rainy River and the west end of the district deserve to feel proud this week after the “Buy a Brick . . . Build it Quick” fundraising campaign for the new hospital there hit its $300,000 goal by the Dec. 31 deadline.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

It’s been 80 years since the armistice was signed to end World War One—the so-called war to end all wars. Of course, it wasn’t. In fact, the world was engulfed in an even more deadly and destructive conflict just 21 years later.

Korea followed after that, then Vietnam and the Persian Gulf war. There also have been four wars in the Middle East between 1948 and 1972.

A source of pride

It makes you want to go back to school, NDP leader and local MPP Howard Hampton mused as he wandered through the classrooms at the new Confederation College site, which celebrated its grand opening last Thursday afternoon.


The key to any negotiation, whether it be on the political front or in a labour dispute, is coming up with a solution that allows both sides to claim victory.