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Celebrating the Scottish bard

It’s the one night of the year when everyone gets to be Scottish.

Robert Burns’ Night, set aside to honour Scotland’s most famous poet, goes Friday at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at seven.

Tickets, which cost $35 each, are available at McTaggart’s, the Rendez-Vous, and the Fort Frances Times.

Aboriginal action plan called good start

Ottawa’s move last week to make peace with Canada’s First Nations peoples is being called a good start—but it’s still only a start.

The federal government issued a “Statement of Reconciliation” last week, along with a $350-million fund to help aboriginal communities address social problems created by decades of child abuse in residential schools.

Generators in high demand down east

The widespread power blackouts stemming from the massive ice storm that hit eastern Ontario and Quebec last week have caused a huge demand for generators across the province—including here.

Local generator dealers have been getting calls from the Ontario government and national reps from generator companies, all looking for power units to ship east.