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Hemp research coming north

You can make rope with it, not to mention clothing, plastics, vegetable oil, and other numerous products—and it could become the next cash crop for the north.

Gord Scheifele, northern research co-ordinator for the University of Guelph, has been doing hemp research for agricultural purposes for the last several years.

Auditorium bill jumps

Town council learned Monday night that the cost estimates for the proposed auditorium at Westfort have jumped by almost $400,000 more than it expected in less than four years, prompting councillors to take a second look at the project’s design.

And they wants answers by next Monday when a special council meeting will be held.