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A story in last Wednesday's Times, headlined “Public board salutes staff, students,” contained two errors.

Greg McKat was listed as among the board's teachers and employees recognized for 25 years of service.

In fact, his name should have read Greg McKay.

As well, Josie McLeod was listed among those recognized for 25 years of service.

Unifor, Resolute ink deal

Pattern bargaining for Eastern Canada's pulp and paper sector has concluded with a four-year tentative agreement between Unifor and Resolute Forestry Products.

“Pulp and paper jobs sustain communities large and small across Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic,” said Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

Library to host new 'Imaging Club'

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will be hosting a new club this coming Monday (April 16) at 6:30 p.m.

The Fort Frances Imaging Club is focused on inspiring the visual arts. Come out and meet like-minded visual artists, hear the club's agenda, and help determine its direction.

This hands-on, community-led interactive club will get you involved and engaged.

Trio charged

On Monday, members of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a drug-trafficking investigation in Rainy River District.

A vehicle stop subsequently was conducted in Watten Township around 11:45 p.m., which resulted in three males aged 45, 40, and 39, all of Rainy River District, being arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Ontario fire deaths on rise

Submitted by

Tyler Moffitt

Fire Chief/CEMC

Fort Frances Fire

& Rescue Service

As of April 11, 31 people have lost their lives to fire in the province of Ontario so far this year.

This tragic and alarming statistic already has surpassed the January to April 11, 2017 fatalities, which numbered 28.

FFTAHS welcomes doctor to ranks

The Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services has welcomed Dr. Shannon Wesley to their organization, where she will begin her four-day-a-month practice.

A welcoming ceremony was held Monday in the facility's roundhouse, where food was shared, prayers were said, and songs were sung to the beat of the “Aazhawii Giizhik” drum.