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Sarsfield to take hard line with municipalities

After a trip to Toronto earlier this month to lobby provincial reps for more funding, the CEO and chief medical officer of the Northwestern Health Unit has returned with one option—raise the per capita levy once again.

“We’re going to be asking for an increase of about $1 million and we’re probably going to be hitting the municipalities,” acknowledged Dr. Peter Sarsfield.

Town, RRFDC strike deal

The Town of Fort Frances and Rainy River Future Development Corp. will continue to work together after reaching a deal here Monday night.

“Council concluded negotiations and we passed a motion approving the proposal,” Fort Frances CAO Bill Naturkach confirmed.

Emo hospital construction to be wrapped up by new year

The Emo Health Centre will be fully open and operational by February, the CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. said Saturday.

“As an update, I’ll tell you contractors have promised me they’ll be done by Christmas, after which there will only be a few odds and ends to work on,” Wayne Woods told those on hand for the “Care Close to Home” Christmas fundraiser gala in Emo.