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Presentation re-scheduled

A presentation on video gaming addiction, designed to educate parents on its potential harm, has been re-scheduled.

Originally slated to be held next Thursday (March 28) at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 'A' of the Rainy River District School Board office on Second Street East here, it now will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Rusnak drops bid to run again

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak will not be running in the fall federal election after all.

Rusnak announced Sunday that he's decided to withdraw his name as the Liberal candidate and instead will take more time to spend with his young family.

“It's been four years since I began one of the greatest adventures of my life,” Rusnak said in a statement.

Town budget deficit still being whittled

While the 2019 budget process is not over yet, the financial picture is looking clearer—and somewhat rosier—than two months ago.

The operating budget deficit, which started out at $795,277 during the first committee of the whole budget meeting held back on Jan. 21, has been reduced substantially.

At the March 4 budget meeting, the operating budget deficit was $349,326.

Budget good for region: MP

The 2019 federal budget is good news for Northwestern Ontario, according to Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak.

He highlighted a $6-billion investment into a national plan to increase high-speed internet access to 100 percent of Canadians by 2030 as proof of this government's commitment to the needs of rural and northern communities.

'Garden of Life' needs your help

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is looking at revitalizing the “Garden of Life” located in front of La Verendrye General Hospital.

The garden, a dream of liver recipient Patti-Jo Reid, had its sod-turning ceremony in 1999. It was developed to symbolize the chance of new life through the kindness and selfishness of those who choose to donate their organs.

Resolute rejects offer on mill

Resolute Forest Products has declined an offer from Repap to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

In a letter sent to Mayor June Caul earlier today, Resolute president and CEO Yves Laflamme said the bid from Repap “fell short on multiple fronts.”

“Over the past two months, Resolute made a number of accommodations to support Repap's requests,” he wrote.