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FCC donates to 4-H

4-H Canada is proud to announce that the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund has provided $114,250 to 233 clubs across Canada to support various activities and local events.

The Club Fund is part of FCC's $250,000 annual commitment to 4-H Canada.

Annual 'Polar Plunge' coming up fast

The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on Sand Bay on New Year's Day.

For more info or to get a pledge sheet, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.

Jump for your group and you will receive half of your pledges for your own group. The other 50 percent will be used by the Lions for projects in the district and beyond.

Moose carcass abandoned

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public's help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for shooting and abandoning a bull moose.

On Dec. 9, conservation officers were made aware of an antlerless bull moose found dead by a member of the public.

Grant given to turn old school into housing units

The Citizens for Backus/AB is pleased to announce the award of a $10,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural grant to hire a qualified professional architect to prepare a Conditions Assessment of the historic 1914 Alexander Baker School.

This assessment will serve as a guide to preservation planning for the building, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Fishing fees being frozen

The province is making life more affordable by putting a stop to fishing licence fee increases for all Ontario residents and removing the $2 service fee.

“We're making it easier for Ontarians to get out on the water and enjoy the great outdoors by keeping fishing licences more affordable,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister John Yakabuski.

New drunk driving laws take effect

With Part 2 of Bill C-46 coming into effect yesterday (Dec. 18), the OPP has begun to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads.

Police officers now will be able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully-stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in their body without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking.