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Health unit backing Bill 148

The Northwestern Health Unit expects Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017) will lead to significantly improved health outcomes for many of its residents.

The board of health showed its support of the bill by passing a resolution at its Aug. 28 meeting commending the provincial government for taking steps to improve income levels and working conditions.

New business 'making waves'

Marjan (“Mar”) Fraczkiewicz has turned a longtime passion for wakeboarding and other water sports into a new business venture.

Fraczkiewicz, along with his business partner, Shawna McRitchie, launched Sunset Water Sports this summer to great success, with few evenings and weekends when they aren't out on Rainy Lake with riders of all ages.

'Tour de Fort' thrilled over passport sellout

If you hesitated about buying a passport for the 2017-18 “Tour de Fort” season, you've lost out.

“Tour de Fort” sold the last remaining passports it had available on Thursday—the final day of its early-bird pricing of $100 (as opposed to $125).

Organizers shut down the online sales Wednesday night and left the remaining passports for sale at “From the Grind Up.”