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Reap the benefits

Economic development dominated the all-candidates’ forum here prior to the municipal election in November, and it’s clear from Mayor Glenn Witherspoon’s annual New Year’s outlook that it will continue to be the buzzword in 2001.

Ducks Unlimited produces valuable landowner resource

From the green timber swamps of southwestern Ontario to the tidal estuaries of the maritimes, a new field guide is being used by landowners across Eastern Canada.

Ducks Unlimited, along with conservation agency partners, have recently completed the guide, which is designed to assist landowners in the important task of using nest boxes on their property.

‘Salmon Hunt’ gets boost

The Great Ontario Salmon Hunt, the largest fishing derby in the world and one of the province’s major tourism events, has received $100,000 from the Ontario government to boost its development and marketing strength, Tourism minister Cam Jackson announced Saturday.

Costly closure

News of toll booth changes at the international bridge here, including the loss of jobs with the impending closure of the one on the Canadian side as well as the spectre of a hefty price hike, has sparked anger among residents on both sides of the border.

The issue even was brought up at Monday night’s council meeting (although it was tabled for future discussion).

Taking care of our seniors

One of our most important priorities as a government is to take care of our seniors.

Canada’s population is getting older. In 1991, a 65-year-old Canadian woman could expect to live another 20 years; four years longer than a 65-year-old Canadian man.