Negotiations are underway here between the two striking Communications, Energy, and Papermakers locals and Abitibi-Consolidated Corp. after the two sides agreed to a modified bargaining process.
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Moving Front Street north to make room for a special events site on the south side of the street next to the Sorting Gap Marina is the option town council gave the nod to as it now looks to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for funding on its waterfront development proposal.
After 18 months of writing and nine more waiting on revisions and typesetting, local resident Calvin Morrisseau can now say he’s a published author.
“Into the Daylight—A Wholistic Approach to Healing” (University of Toronto Press) went to print in May, with copies hitting bookstores in mid-July.
The regulated outflow from Rainy Lake has levelled out at a rate of 75 cubic metres per second after a brief reduction to 70 cubic metres per second last Friday was found to be too little to sustain Emo’s water supply.
It was a grand occasion for the staff of Assabaska-Ojibway Heritage Park last Wednesday as they celebrated “Recognition Day” to commemorate its first year of operation.
The Northwestern Health Unit said there’s no cause for alarm here after Winnipeg health officials last week asked parents to watch for viral meningitis in children as they return to the classroom.
More than 20 cases of the disease—an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord—were reported in Winnipeg in July and August, causing one death.
The federal Liberals have taken a lot of flack over it and now they’re gearing up to decide what to do with the $19-billion Employment Insurance surplus when MPs return to work Sept. 21.
Local MP Robert Nault said he believed the surplus would be dealt with this fall but felt it might take some time and be included in the February budget.
With Halloween less than two months away, Sandra McNay of Masquerade Costume Rentals here is on the planning bandwagon for the second-annual “Scott Street Scare.”
The event was a big hit last year, attracting 475 costumed youngsters to the 100-400 blocks of Scott Street to trick-or-treat at participating stores early Halloween evening.
More than 900 head of cattle are set to go through the auction ring Saturday at the Stratton sales yard during the Rainy River Cattleman Association’s fall yearling sale.
RRCA president Peter Spuzak said yesterday that sales yard manager Russell Richards was still rounding up cattle.
It still has to be ratified but the tentative agreement reached last week between Ontario’s college faculty and its management definitely struck a chord of relief at Confederation College.
Roy Murray, president of Confederation College and co-chair of the college management’s bargaining unit, said Friday’s deal is a double relief for him.