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Domtar deals approved

More than 500 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar pulp mill and Woodlands operations have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new four-year collective agreements.

“These contracts contain some of the largest monetary increases in the sector in almost two decades,” said George Smith, Unifor Local 324 president.

Pair of drivers charged

On Nov. 11 around 5:05 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Manitou Rapids First Nation.

An officer attended the scene and spoke with the driver, soon suspecting that he had alcohol in his body.

The male was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

Muskies swept by Vikings

A berth to the all-Ontarios just wasn’t to be for the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team.

The black-and-gold were swept by the Hammarskjold Vikings at the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship held Friday and Saturday in Thunder Bay.

It was dominant weekend for the hosts as they routed the Muskies 58-21 in the opener Friday.

Lakers fall to Miners

It’s going to be quite the test if the Fort Frances Lakers are to stay at or above the .500 mark over the next while.

The Lakers found that out first-hand Friday night as the Red Lake Miners used a three-goal third period to earn a 5-1 win in SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena.