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RRFDC only contender for town EDO job

The future looks a little rosier for the Rainy River Future Development Corp.

Fort Frances council has put aside other applicants for the town’s economic development officer and is taking a closer look at what the RRFDC has to offer.

“We asked them to alter their application and we’ll talk to them again,” Mayor Glenn Witherspoon noted.

Mill pigeon control program called safe

A pigeon control program conducted at the Abitibi-Consolidated mill here over the past three months has not caused any ill effects on the overall bird population, several sources told the Times.

Linda Wall, a supervisor with the Ministry of Natural Resources here, said she was unaware of any recent trend in sickness or death among large birds around town since the initiative began.

Gushulak chosen as top citizen

Hours of volunteering has paid off for Bill Gushulak, who last week was selected as the Citizen of the Year for 2000 in Fort Frances.

The Citizen of the Year committee chose Gushulak for his community involvement over the years—culminating this past July with the Fort Frances High School “Millennium” reunion, which attracted hundreds of former residents back to town.

Dr. Sarsfield presents his book here

Dr. Pete Sarsfield put aside his hat as the CEO and chief medical officer of the Northwestern Health Unit’s here last Friday evening and put on his one as author.

About 15 people crowded into St. Jude’s Gourmet Coffee Shop on Nelson Street, where Dr. Sarsfield explained the why, what, and how of his latest book, “Hollow Water,” which was published back in the spring.