With the Jan. 31 deadline for an incentive program through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly the Workers’ Compensation Board) fast-approaching, the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition has 90 of the almost 700 businesses in the district on board.
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Setting up bird feeders could mean sowing sorrows for local farmers—not to mention unwanted weeds.
With the popularity of bird feeding increasing, concerns over what exactly is in bird seed have been raised as tons of the stuff get bought and spread on the ground every winter.
The $5.5-million double-rink project will be opened up again Monday after the construction company hired for the job couldn’t come up with the performance bond by yesterday’s deadline.
In a 40-minute in-camera meeting with the Committee of the Whole last night, town councillors reviewed the options they will be voting on at their regular meeting next Monday.
Emo resident Tanis Fretter is heading to get vaccinated against meningitis after six unrelated cases—two resulting in death—were reported in the Waterloo area since December.
Fretter, a third-year health studies co-op student at the University of Waterloo, said she and her friends wanted to get in on the first day of the three-day student clinic there.
Having her own downtown shop is a goal Connie Cuthbertson has been nurturing for more than a decade—and one that’s about to become a reality for the local artist in about four months.
Cuthbertson is planning to set up shop at 273 Scott St. in early April.
A little bit of communication between the Sunset Country Snowmobile Club, town officials and Normiska Corp. is credited with avoiding a sizable snowmobile trail problem in the west end of Fort Frances.
Until yesterday, snowmobilers who had planned to use the trail on the west side of McIrvine Road, just north of the CN tracks here, wouldn’t have been able to do so.
What will 1998 hold for education?
Bill Low, principal of Rainy River High School, said he doesn’t know—and normally he has an idea of what things will be like by now.
Lack of information from the Harris government, specifically the new funding model, is filling the future with uncertainty for educators, Low said.
Catholic ratepayers may have lost their voice on the local public school board but they will still hold some clout on the “multi-use” steering committee, trustees decided last night.
The make-up of the steering committee was brought up at last night’s regular board meeting by trustee Dennis Brunn.
Ask a health professional to give a diagnosis of what to expect over the next year or so and you’ll probably get a slate full of medicine for thought.
Most likely their prognoses will fall into one of three categories—recruitment, consolidation of services, and salary issues.
1998 will be a year of change.
That’s the way district municipal leaders are describing the year ahead as the province hands down responsibility for services such as public health, land ambulance, social assistance, long-term care, policing, social housing—along with the bill that goes with them.