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Two sets of twins born same day here

Two local moms may have made a bit of history on St. Andrew’s Ward at La Verendrye hospital after giving birth to twins there on the same day.

The maternity unit welcomed its newest twosomes—identical twin brothers, Tanner and Austin, born to Lisa and John Angus, and twin brother and sister, Connor and Claire, born to Colleen and Dean Tibbs—on Aug. 12.

Local Terry Fox Run gearing up

The local Terry Fox Run is set to take off Sunday, Sept. 20 from La Place Rendez-Vous, giving people a little less than three weeks to gather their pledges.

Run organizer Steve Maki is hoping to break $13,000 in pledges this year, beating last year’s total (just over $9,000) by about 50 percent.

Writers group broadening horizons

It’s time to bring the creative light out from under a bushel.

That’s the message the Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshop is sending out as it looks beyond Thunder Bay to encourage and support a strong writing voice throughout the northwest.

And it’s bringing that voice to Fort Frances for the first time.

Low water levels and your safety

Although low water levels can lead to a higher concentration of bacteria and parasites in swimming areas, public health inspector Brian Norris said this was not the case at Pither’s Point.

“We monitor the point and Sunny Cove weekly,” he said. “It’s been clean though, surprisingly. Our testing for bacteriological qualities has come back pretty good.”

Atikokan to tap lake for water

After enduring a water shortage for more than a month now, Atikokan finally may see an end to their woes in the form of Plateau Lake.

Originally proposed in the 1970s, the plan to tap into Plateau Lake as a new water source was considered by the town two weeks ago at a Municipal Control Group meeting.