New proposal for abattoir

The Rainy River District Regional Abattoir is prepared to take its next step toward the establishment of an abattoir in the district.
A proposal from Sunrise Meat and Sausage to operate a facility has been accepted by the board.
A business planning process and review has been started with the owners, Paul and Susan Peters of Barwick.
The commencement of the review utilizing Mallot Creek Strategies Inc. as consultants follows an announcement by Northend Farms Ltd. that it will not undertake the lease and operation of the abattoir.
RRDRA Inc., incorporated last August, has been completing a business planning process toward the establishment of an operating facility by June, 2008.
The current membership stands at 84 members who have paid a $500 membership fee and committed to a $2,000 loan.
Memberships still may be purchased through the Rainy River Future Development Corp. in Fort Frances.