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Program targets healthy workplace

Local employers hoping to increase productivity and improve the overall wellness of their staff may want to consider taking advantage of a new program offered by the Northwestern Health Unit.

“HealthWorks” is a free service that looks at all aspects of health in the workplace—occupational health and safety, individual health practices, and organizational change.

Board opts to re-tender abattoir project

Funding is in place but with bids coming in too high, the board of directors of the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc. has gone back to the drawing board to look for ways to bring construction costs down.

The board also will cast a wider net by including general contractors from outside of Northwestern Ontario when the construction contract is re-tendered.