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'What if?'

Last month, residents in town were warned, yet again, about being aware of fraudulent or scam phone calls.

This is a refrain that repeats frequently, because we have a larger aging population, and scammers seem to thrive by preying on those who aren't as technology proficient as others, and who then might not be as aware of what's wrong.

Newspapers matter

Oct. 6-12 marks the 79th annual National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the critical role that newspapers play in an active and healthy democracy.

News Media Canada—the association that represents the Canadian news media industry—is urging Canadians to show their support for newspaper journalism.

Rowan's Law

Today marks “Rowan's Law Day,” the first official day in Ontario meant to help raise awareness about concussion safety.

Rowan's Law is named after Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in 2013. She had a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed).

What ethics?

Have we come to expect our politicians to lie to our faces?

The Canadian Press reported Friday Ontario's budget deficit now stands at $7.4 billion—nearly half of the $15 billion Premier Doug Ford claimed he inherited last year from the previous Liberal government.

Two-way street

With school back in session, the streets are seeing more bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

What this means is residents—not just school age children—who are walking and riding bicycles on the sidewalks and roadways must take measures to ensure they are safe and following the law.

Exhibit caution

Safety must guide us at all times.

Whether we are on a ladder changing a light bulb in our home, painting a ceiling, or operating a power tool, one must always be vigilant to danger.

Safety first

It is the last long weekend of the summer.

It is also the weekend that parents begin the road trips to colleges and universities across the country.

It is often the weekend that cabins and cottages are closed for the season, and it is also a weekend of the final, big parties at the lake with friends.

Vital event

Another Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's fall fair has come and gone, and whether you happened to make it out to Emo or not, there's little doubt the fair continues to be a vital district event.

Province must act

If Ontario is open for business, Greg Rickford, our member of Provincial Parliament, must impress upon Doug Ford and his colleagues at Queen's Park that the Ontario government cannot stand idly by while a Quebec company monopolizes Northwestern Ontario's forests and makes it impossible to restart the Fort Frances mill and provide hundreds of jobs across the Rainy River District.