Friday, February 7, 2014

More Exploration For New Gold

More exploration at New Gold's Rainy River project.

Part of the work will explore the potential of expanding the footprint of its planned open pit mine.

Vice-president of exploration Mark Peterson says areas to the west of the original site will be studied.

The company says it's also moving to complete the environment assessment process and obtain the necessary permitting to begin construction next year.

Conservatives Seeking Out Fine Amounts

Ontario Conservatives are using the Freedom of Information Act to find out how much contractors have been fined this winter.

The province says three companies working in northwestern Ontario have been penalized.

Critic Vic Fedeli says they want to know if the contractors are facing significant fines, or just a slap on the wrist.

Fedeli says he's not opposed to private contractors doing the work, but standards have to be met.

NDP Critical Of Transportation Minister's Comments

The NDP is blasting Ontario's transportation minister for recent comments he made about northern Ontario's highways.

Critic Gilles Bisson says it's not good enough for Glen Murray to apologize for poor winter road maintenance.

Bisson believes the Liberals are making the overtures because of a pending election.

Job Opportunties In Rainy River Area

A couple of potential job opportunities in the Rainy River district.

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board will host an information forum on New Gold's Rainy River Project on February 11.

There's two sessions at the Sunset Country Metis Hall from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at night.

CN Rail will hold a hiring event February 19 at the La Place Rendez Vous.

It starts at 9 a.m.

Job Fair In International Falls Today

A job fair goes today in International Falls.

International Falls Workforce Centre hosts the event at Rainy River Community College.

Spokesperson Alysa Hackemueller says all of the companies involved are looking for workers.

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Watch Olympics At Library

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The Olympic spirit is strong at the Fort France Public Library and Technology Centre.

Chief Librarian Alicia Subniak-Kilgour says they've set up a lounge for the public to come and watch the games.

The lounge is open during Library hours during the next two weeks.