Work set to start on sports field

Work on the sports field project in Emo should begin by the end of October, Emo Reeve Russ Fortier said.
In other news, Ken Wilson and Ed Bullied have passed their level on waste water treatment although they still must write another test to get their certification.
Meanwhile, the final stage of the Emo strategic plan is being worked out with the ministry. And the township has re-signed a two-year contract with Fort Frances Dental Clinic.
The Emo curling rink committee had a meeting with Maureen Brophy of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The township is to enter into a five-year lease, preferably with the Emo Curling Club, in order to get access funding up to a maximum of $75,000 for capital projects.
This is to be negotiated.
“There are several issues on the table that must be dealt with,” noted Reeve Fortier, adding volunteers are needed for the implementation of the strategic plan.
Contact the municipal office if you can help out.
Reeve Fortier also was enthused over the Emo Chamber of Commerce’s meetings and the number of businesses that have joined the organization.
“I would like to see most, if not all, of the business sector get interested in the community,” he said.
A fish derby on the river at Emo also is being planned for next year, noted Reeve Fortier.
“Although it is early to say anything about the event, it has been discussed,” said Chamber president Colleen Vennechenko.
To their last meeting, Vennechenko had invited Chamber members from Fort Frances and Rainy River to attend, which they did.
“This made [the meeting] interesting, and is a good thing to have everyone involved in the district,” she remarked.