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Nault lauds NOACC as business voice

The Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce held its 65th-annual spring meeting in Rainy River last weekend, with about 35 delegates on hand.

Indian Affairs and Northern Development minister Robert Nault, in his capacity as regional minister, also was on hand Saturday to participate in NOACC’s “vision planning session.”

Patient lauds local dialysis drive

Metta Visser would rather not make a trip from Emo to Thunder Bay three times a week.

As such, she’s pleased she may not have to much longer if a hemodialysis unit becomes a reality at La Verendrye hospital here.

“It would be really beneficial,” said Visser, who has been getting hemodialysis treatments at Thunder Bay Regional (McKellar site) since August.

Reunion brings group of ‘Spazzes’ together

Back in 1972, there was a house in town called “Spaz’s House.”

Two of its occupants, and their friends, drove proudly around town in what they called the “Spazmobile.” They’d stop at stop signs, leap out of the Spazmobile, and run around it before jumping back in.

They were called the “Spazzes,” a group of about 10 who hung out together at Fort Frances High School.