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Trade show attendance numbers up

The 11th-annual Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce trade show was another success last weekend as people flocked to the curling club to check out what the exhibitors were offering this year.

“The numbers [for attendance] were up slightly from last year,” Chamber office co-ordinator Dawn Booth said Monday, adding it attracted 1,390 paid visitors Saturday and 958 on Friday.

CCAC call centre to help people

After spending more than a year just finding out if it could become a reality, the Community Care Access Centre’s 310-INFO call centre should be up and running by January.

The purpose of the call centre is so anyone within the Rainy River and Kenora districts can gain instant access to information about health care organizations in their area.

Building for high flight

When considering what “kits” one might have lying around the house, first aid and bicycle repair models probably are among the first which come to mind.

But for local residents Gord Melville, Phil Gavel, Bob Thomson, and Walter Seis, the “kit” that’s first on their list involves a hobby with wings.