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Rusnak decides not to run again

Local MP Don Rusnak has withdrawn his name as the Liberal candidate for Thunder Bay-Rainy River in the federal election set for this October.

In a statement released yesterday, Rusnak said he wants to spend more time with his young family.

Rusnak, who was elected handily in 2015, also said he is proud of what has been achieved in the region these past few years,.

Repap makes offer for Fort Frances mill

Sean Twomey, vice-president of Repap, announced Friday morning that Repap has made a formal offer to Resolute Forest Products to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

It will operate as Rainy River Packaging Inc. and when operational, the kraft mill and two paper machines will produce kraft paper to be used in packaging everything from cement bags to paper grocery bags.

Repap makes offer for Fort Frances mill

Sean Twomey, vice-president of Repap, announced this morning that his company has made a formal offer to Resolute Forest Products to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

It will operate as Rainy River Packaging Inc. and when operational, the kraft mill and two paper machines will produce kraft paper to be used in packaging everything from cement bags to paper grocery bags.

NDP urging action

NDP Northern Development critic Michael Mantha is urging the Ford government to act now in Fort Frances.

Mantha said the Ford Conservatives must ensure that mills and forestry operations have the wood they need to operate and support the hundreds of direct and indirect jobs that depend on them.

NOSM board seeks two members

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is seeking two individuals to join its board of directors this September.

The NOSM is more than a medical school; it is a strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario.

Hospital auxiliary once again offering bursaries

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary executive met on March 5 in the small meeting room at the hospital.

The auxiliary is pleased to announce that two bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, will be offered to students in the graduating class at Fort Frances High School who are entering a medical field and meet the auxiliary's requirements of excellence in marks and community service.