Members of the local chapter of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters are worried designating land in Northwestern Ontario as parks will directly affect those people who fish and hunt in this area.
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March could be the final payment district municipalities make to the Northwestern Health Unit until the provincial government provides actual “download” numbers.
That’s something the Rainy River District Municipal Association will be voting on Monday when it meets here to put together a proposal for a District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB).
Although the final “download” numbers aren’t in, the town could get some provincial dollars to help it cope.
At its regular meeting Monday, town council approved submitting an application for special circumstances dollars to help it get through the “download.”
Local electricity customers soon could be purchasing power from a new distributor as public utilities commissions in Northwestern Ontario gearing up for the deregulation of Ontario Hydro
Open access to electricity distribution means businesses will be going door-to-door selling electricity. And the Northwest Energy Corp. is hoping to get the jump on that market.
The Fort Frances and Atikokan Public Utilities Commissions are taking a closer look at offering cellular phone service from the Manitoba border to Thunder Bay.
At its regular meeting Monday, town council gave the PUC here the nod to draw up a business plan and conduct an engineering study, with both commissions to pick up the tab.
Check the job ads of any major newspaper these days and you’ll find computer-related careers take up a lot of the space.
The fact that hi-tech careers are a high-growth area on the job market is a cue for high school students planning their futures, suggested Carol Brown, a labour market analyst with Human Resources Development Canada’s Employment Services office in Kenora.
While the outcome of the universe may not hinge on whether you take chemistry in grade 11, Fort High vice-principal Mary Hickling said course selection rates high on the list of priorities for students.
Students are advised to pick courses based on their “career plan,” Hickling said, whether they plan to go to university or right into the work force.
When you’re a teenager, choosing a career can be a little intimidating. After all, what happens if you make the wrong choice and end up in a career you can’t stand?
That’s one of the reasons a co-op program can be helpful.
“It’s a chance to try on a career,” said teacher Nancy Gillon, who monitors Fort Frances High School’s co-op program.
He was “one of the original bike boys.” At least, that’s what the 1971 Fort High yearbook had to say about David Taylor.
Now his company, Pacific and Western Credit Corp., the fastest-growing independent financial institution in Canada, just loaned the Town of Fort Frances $4.4-million for its debenture.
No decision was made after a public meeting on parking meters didn’t generate much of what town council was looking for—public input.