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Council ups auditorium contribution But seats back to 434

Shortly after passing a resolution not to commit more town dollars to the auditorium project at Westfort, Fort Frances council made a “friendly amendment” to kick in another $300,000 to bring its maximum financial commitment up to $1.8 million.

But with that, the auditorium will house only 434 seats, not the 500 the auditorium committee had pledged another $70,000 to see built.

Hemp research coming north

You can make rope with it, not to mention clothing, plastics, vegetable oil, and other numerous products—and it could become the next cash crop for the north.

Gord Scheifele, northern research co-ordinator for the University of Guelph, has been doing hemp research for agricultural purposes for the last several years.