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Local transplant recipient urges public to donate organs

While over 1,600 people in Ontario are currently waiting for an organ transplant, only a third of eligible Ontarians are registered donors.

Couchiching FN resident Curtis Jourdain received a heart transplant last July and said he'd like to see reforms to Ontario's current organ donation laws, where residents have to opt in to be a donor.

Interlibrary loans resume

Interlibrary loan has returned partially to libraries in Ontario.

It has been announced that Northern Ontario libraries will continue to receive the mailing rebate in 2019. As such, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will resume limited interlibrary loan services effective immediately.

NDP candidate in place

Yuk-Sem Won will be the NDP candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall federal election following nomination meetings held here and in Atikokan on Saturday and in Thunder Bay yesterday.

Won beat out Jason Storkson, an 11-year member of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.

FFPC celebrates 150,000 injury-free work hours

The Fort Frances Power Corporation (FFPC) took the time Tuesday afternoon to recognized all of its employees' hard work and dedication to a safe work environment.

FFPC celebrated 150,000 safe work hours—or 11 years injury-free—and congratulated Brian White, on becoming a certified journeyman by finishing his four-year electric lineman apprenticeship.