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New chili champ grabs the reins

It wasn’t exactly “chili” weather for the annual “Great Chili Cookoff” here last Friday.

Under sunny skies and with the mercury edging up around 21 C (70 F), nearly 400 people milled in and out of the tent set up at the Fort Frances Times parking lot to taste the creations of 13 chefs.

College moves into new home--finally

After several delays and more than month in a building with no heat or ventilation, Confederation College was to have started the move into its new home in the “multi-use” facility late this afternoon.

Campus manager Don Lovisa said the move will take place over the next couple of evenings and the weekend, with the computer labs being moved first.

Fate of border bill still up in air

It’s final fate is to be decided by midnight tonight but it looks like the U.S. government will delay implementation—for 30 months—of a bill that would require Canadians to check in with U.S. Immigration officials before entering and exiting the country.

And if that happens, it means back to square one with the lobbying effort to get Canadians exempted from the legislation.

More testing set in CN fuel leach

CN still isn’t sure to what extent diesel fuel has leached from its Central Avenue property here so more testing is being done this week.

Only this time round, it’s on town-owned land.

Ian Thomson, CN’s director of public affairs, noted this third phase of its environmental assessment is needed to absolutely define the parameters before a clean-up plan can be put in place.

A glorious day for 13 new Canadians

“The sun is shining outside, and it will certainly be shining in this room, this day, for it is truly a memorable occasion.”

With those words, Judge Robert Somerville set in motion a day to remember for 13 people from across Northwestern Ontario who were sworn is as Canadian citizens at the Civic Centre here last Wednesday.