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Care close to home

As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz—“There’s no place like home.” And when you’re sick, being cared for close to home seems all the more important, too.

For cancer patients who can receive chemotherapy treatment at La Verendrye hospital here, the surroundings also have taken on the warm “fuzzies” of home.

Business as usual for BIA

During their annual luncheon at the Rainy Lake Hotel last Friday, the Business Improvement Association agreed to continue to endorse and contribute to a number of initiatives aimed at attracting tourists and entrepreneurs to Fort Frances.

“I was there to see they are very interested to make an effort to enhance Fort Frances as a place to go to,” Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said.

Dumped ashes from mill could be asset to farmers

Wood ash from the local mills, which could be used by farmers to improve soil quality is now being shipped by the truck load to landfill sites.

Some Rainy River area farmers are hoping to work out a deal with the mills based on the success of other cooperative partnerships in Thunder Bay and Minnesota where the ashes are being distributed to farms instead of dumps.

Nothing but seeds for local entrepreneurs

Seeds are planted, watered, grown, and harvested. And in the case of Larry and Linda Lamb, they’re also cleaned.

Lamb has retained distribution rights on many varieties of seed in Northwestern Ontario. His business began as an alternative to shipping seeds to Manitoba for treatment, and he’s since become one of the primary seed distributors in Northwestern Ontario.