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Feds eyeing EI surplus

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.

Move ’em out:

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.

Tentative deal spells relief

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.