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Town up for community award

Fort Frances should know next month whether it will be crowned one of Ontario’s most caring communities.

The town was one of 26 communities to make the short list for the Trillium Foundation’s “Caring Communities Awards”—and eligible for a $10,000 prize.

‘The customer is always right’

Working for La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel here can be quite a challenge for Joelle Blanc.

With the guidance of her father, George, and her uncle, Paul Noonan, who co-own the business, Blanc has slowly climbed the ladder to her present position of maitre d’.

“I like the business and working with numbers,” she noted.

Retrieving contest fetches top dogs

Twelve dogs vied for top honours in fetching in the second-annual Four Paws Retrieving Contest held Friday at the Sorting Gap Marina as part of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Entries were down seven from last year’s event but the calibre was still there, said organizer Dawnn Taylor, who didn’t believe fewer dogs meant less interest.

Cost to recycle may jump

Northwest Ontario Recycling Association levies could jump as the board of directors commits to balance its budget in 1998.

That’s the warning the 26-member municipalities, two First Nations and two local services boards have been given as the NORA board gears to make a decision at its Aug. 12 meeting in Fort Frances.