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Stamp honours postal pioneer

Canada Post has issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson, thought to be the first black letter carrier in Canada.

Jackson earned his appointment to the civil service in 1882 but faced racism from his colleagues, media, and members of the public as he pursued what ultimately turned out to be a successful 36-year career with the postal service.

Council to vote on mill resolution

Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.

Council laser-focused on mill's future: mayor

It's a little over two months since the new town council was sworn in, and since that time the future of the local mill has been the biggest blip on its radar.

“Our main focus has been to work co-operatively with both Resolute Forest Products and The Repap Group to achieve a sale of the Fort Frances mill,” Mayor June Caul said at Monday night's council meeting.