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DSSAB reps being chosen

The proposal hasn’t gotten the official nod yet but people are starting to be selected to sit on the District Social Services Administrative Board.

Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon, who is president of the Rainy River District Municipal Association, said municipalities across the district were being asked to choose someone to sit on the board.

NWOTA wrestles with possible changes

Area tourists camp owners were left pondering how changes coming down from government would effect how they run their businesses in the future.

At last Thursday’s meeting of the North Western Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA) in Nestor Falls, those on hand wrestled with a multitude of changes on everything from gun control to boating licensing and water quality.

Fasting to fight famine

Thirty hours without food.

At first glance, it doesn’t seem like much. I mean, if a person sleeps for eight hours a day, that leaves only 22 waking hours to go hungry.

Take a nap one day and sleep in, and that number drops below 20.

Mill safety streak ends

The Abitibi-Consolidated mill’s run of more than 6.3 million safe hours since a lost-time incident here came to an end last week after an employee who suffered an injury on the job was forced to be taken off work completely.

The “hours worked without a lost time” clock was turned back to zero Friday.

Howarth’s Home Centre under renovation/expansion

Anyone who remembers the staircase leading to the downstairs portion of the old Stedman’s building here will get a vivid reminder of the past when they walk into Howarth’s Home Centre these days.

Howarth’s is in the process of re-opening the lower level of the store, where plans to showcase its living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture are underway.