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Mayor backs spring bear hunt reinstatement (9/02)

The mayor of Fort Frances says he would use his position on the provincial government's nuisance bear committee to lobby for the reinstatement of the spring bear hunt.

Dryden strikes compromise for smoking bylaw (9/02)

On Jan. 1, 2003 smokers in Dryden will be greeted with the implementation of the city's anti-smoking bylaw.

Thunder Bay city council elects not to retender mega project (9/02)

Fearing legal repercussions, Thunder Bay city council is back-peddling on its plans to retender a large water treatment plant contract.

Palladium mine plans temporary shutdown (9/02)

North American Palladium announced an unscheduled temporary shutdown at its Lac des Iles palladium mine, 80 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The company says it has encountered operating disruptions with its primary ore crusher.

City reaps benefits of hospital construction, med school announcement (9/02)

An official with the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital says that the construction of the city's new hospital and the announcement of the new medical school are already paying dividends.

Municipalities consider airplane purchase to revive air service (9/02)

Four small towns along the North Shore are prepared to purchase a $1.5-million airplane to reinstate rural air service in the area.

Junior mining company reports gold find (9/02)

Houston Lake Mining Inc., a junior mining company based in the City of Greater Sudbury, is continuing exploration work on its property in Kenora following the discovery of gold mineral indicators.

Smoke-free bylaw now in effect (9/02)

A 100 per cent smoke-free bylaw passed by the Ear Falls municipal council this spring came into effect Sept. 3. The bylaw affects all workplaces and protects customers and patrons of the workplace.

Thunder Bay city council approves golf course developments (9/02)

Thunder Bay city council approved a water-supply agreement with a local developer who plans to build three nine-hole golf courses. There are also plans for 300 residential units in the project.

Summer storm damage estimated at $31M (9/02)

Rainy River District residents affected by a storm in June, which dumped 400 millimetres of rain on the area have submitted 610 claims worth more than $7.5 million to the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program in Fort Frances.