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Merna Emara

Staff writer

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The spotlight is on business thanks to newly launched website

Naotkamegwanning First Nation has launched a new business development website, which aims to showcase its community's startups and enterprises to northwestern Ontario.

Denise Lysak, CEO of Naotkamegwanning Business Corporation, said the website is a tool to raise the profile of businesses in the community, and offer assistance to start-ups.

Horwath unveils plans to improve long-term care homes

On Tuesday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath held a virtual media conference via Zoom and promised to improve long-term care homes in northwestern Ontario.

With the provincial elections coming up, one of Horwath’s promises to the province’s 630 long-term care homes is expanding the public system and ending for-profit long-term care in Ontario.

Lakers hockey team seeks local billet families

About 22 Fort Frances Lakers hockey players, ages 17 to 20 are looking for billet families to host them during the upcoming season, from mid October to mid March. Training camp starts next week.

Shauna-Leigh Carlson, a billet coordinator, said because this is a community supported team, they need families to come out and help support their community with their hockey team.