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Saddling up for ‘Freedom’

Last year I got sunburned. This year, it was frostbite—or at least close to it.

On the bright side, though, the cold, windy weather kept the bugs away for the third-annual “Freedom Ride,” which saw 13 riders collect $4,700 for the Northern Therapeutic Riding Association (NorTRA) on Saturday morning at Trail’s End Riding Stables.

Mill talks still a no-go

With a June 15 strike date approaching, no negotiations are slated yet between Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers of Canada.

And that has all the union locals with Abitibi planning to meet next Friday to discuss the situation.

Counting error blamed for missing Nevada money

The missing money from the “Friends of Animals” Nevada ticket sales at the East End Confectionery was the result of a counting error, not some criminal impulse.

It was a fact pointed out by Neil Kabel’s lawyer, Robert Morgan, during Monday’s pre-trial hearing at which a charge of theft exceeding $5,000 against the former town councillor was withdrawn by the Crown.

College grads look to future

“Be ambitious, stay motivated, and never lose faith in yourself.”

That was the advice valedictorian Rhonda Ruymar gave to her fellow graduates Friday night during Confederation College’s commencement exercises at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Ruymar was among 14 graduates who received their diplomas in either business, international business, or law and security.