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Cost to recycle may jump

Northwest Ontario Recycling Association levies could jump as the board of directors commits to balance its budget in 1998.

That’s the warning the 26-member municipalities, two First Nations and two local services boards have been given as the NORA board gears to make a decision at its Aug. 12 meeting in Fort Frances.

Multi-use’ moving along

Pilings are being driven and crews are working on interior demolition at Westfort as the much-delayed “multi-use” project has started making some progress.

John McLeod, education director with the local public school board, said the project is back on schedule and now moving full speed ahead.

Location no worry for committee

“Ice For Kids” co-chair Les Baker said Monday he isn’t worried about people threatening to withdraw their pledges because the new ice facility didn’t go to a west-end location.

With more than $650,000 raised in pledges so far, “Ice For Kids” is $150,000 over the amount it was required to kick in for the new ice facility here.

Bringing the past into the future

Bringing the past into the future is precisely what the Digital Collection team is doing at the Fort Frances Times.

By the end of August, the three-person team, led by Christine Siemiernik, plans to have a web page on the Internet with 100 of the top stories from the past 100 years of the Rainy River District.