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Fate of border bill still up in air

It’s final fate is to be decided by midnight tonight but it looks like the U.S. government will delay implementation—for 30 months—of a bill that would require Canadians to check in with U.S. Immigration officials before entering and exiting the country.

And if that happens, it means back to square one with the lobbying effort to get Canadians exempted from the legislation.

More testing set in CN fuel leach

CN still isn’t sure to what extent diesel fuel has leached from its Central Avenue property here so more testing is being done this week.

Only this time round, it’s on town-owned land.

Ian Thomson, CN’s director of public affairs, noted this third phase of its environmental assessment is needed to absolutely define the parameters before a clean-up plan can be put in place.

A glorious day for 13 new Canadians

“The sun is shining outside, and it will certainly be shining in this room, this day, for it is truly a memorable occasion.”

With those words, Judge Robert Somerville set in motion a day to remember for 13 people from across Northwestern Ontario who were sworn is as Canadian citizens at the Civic Centre here last Wednesday.

School council elections held

It’s been two years since parents and educators were mandated to elect representatives to individual school councils.

But now that it’s time to elect new members, many school councils are finding this round of elections has been much like the first one—low in nominees.

Liberals raising leader profile

Creating opportunity and pulling Ontarians together is something the Liberals are pledging to do if elected in the next provincial election.

But with a 38 percent recognition rate, the party is working first to raise the profile of leader Dalton McGuinty, who was here Saturday to speak to about 50 supporters during a luncheon at the Red Dog Inn.