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The Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Coalition is putting together a proposal that would see elk re-introduced to the area southeast of Sioux Narrows next winter—and possibly earlier.

The group met again last night in Kenora to finalize the site plans, and soon will be getting public input on the issue.

'Howl' to benefit Easter Seals

The Little Rascals slo-pitch team is planning a “Halloween Howl” next Friday at the Red Dog Inn but the proceeds won't be going to the team—they will be going to the local Easter Seals Society.

“It's staying right here," assured organizer Joanne Davis, who said they were hoping to sell 250 tickets. ”We're going to donate it to the Kiwanis.

Tourism strategy being submitted to Emo council

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. has finished compiling the proposals aiming to boost tourism in the Emo area and will be submitting the information to council there for approval.

If it gets the nod, the booklet then will be sent to all those who attended a brainstorming session late last month at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre, as well as other Emo businesses.

‘Operation Pumpkin’ gears up for patrol

With “Gate Night” and Hallowe’en coming up next week, area OPP and volunteers are gearing up again for “Operation Pumpkin”—the annual patrol aimed at preventing vandalism.

The program, in its sixth year here, has put a dent in the number of mischievous acts committed around town on “Gate Night,” noted Fort Frances OPP S/Sgt. Don Robertson, co-ordinator of “Operation Pumpkin.”

‘Scott St. Scare’ ready for Halloween

Some 30 Scott Street businesses have agreed to keep their doors open after hours on Halloween night for the hundreds of costumed youngsters who are expected to “haunt” the downtown core.

Slated to run Oct. 31 from 4:30-7 p.m., the second-annual “Scott St. Scare” once again is being billed as a safe alternative for trick-or-treaters instead of having to go door-to-door.