Some closer details of our living habits in the Rainy River district.
According to the 2016 Census, 81 per cent of us drive a vehicle to get and from work every day.
Another 500 people tag along as a passengers.
780 walk to work while 85 use a bicycle.
58 per cent of us also travel 15 minutes or less to work.
And most start their work day at around 8 or 9 o'clock.
Area residents across most of the Rainy River district are being asked to help stock the shelves of area food banks.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the annual Stuff-a-Cruiser campaign.
Deb Emes of the United Native Friendship Centre says demand on local food banks is increasing.
OPP, Treaty 3, CN Police, Rainy River Ambulance and for the first time Canada Border Services Agency are helping out.
The Ontario Energy Board is reviewing plans to amalgamate two natural gas companies.
Enbridge and Union Gas a proposing to become a single entity.
Calgary-based Enbridge merged with Spectra Energy last year, which is the parent company of Union Gas.
The two companies says the amalgamation will result in more efficiencies and for the consumer, it will mean lower costs.
If the OEB approves the deal, it wouldn't take effect until 2019.
Public feedback on the amalgamation of Union Gas and Enbridge is currently being sought.
More bad news for Canada's lumber industry.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Canadian softwood hurts the American Lumber Industry.
Commission has voted 4-0 in favour of the American Lumber industry in it's complaint over Canadian Softwood exports.
That means new duties will kick in.
Kenora M.P. Bob Nault says the Trudeau government is committed to protecting our lumber industry and isn't taking the announcement lying down.
The anti-dumping tariffs were announced back in November and will average about 20 percent.
Concern is being raised about the state of home care in northwestern Ontario.
This week, Kenora-Rainy River M.P.P. Sarah Campbell rose in Queen's Park to talk about the number of complaints her office has had to deal with.
"The concerns are almost always the same: Patients leave hospital because the beds are needed and are assured that services will be available in their homes, only to be discharged and to find out that nobody shows up or that care is, at best, sporadic.
You'll soon notice some changes to your Hydro One electricity bill.
The provincial utility has been consulting rate payers to find ways of simplifying the bills and making them easier to understand.
Energy Minister Glen Thibeault says the bills give consumers the basic information they need.
Thibeault says one of the items taken off the bill was the debt retirement charge which hasn't been collected for nearly two years.
Tbaytel is spreading some Christmas cheer.
The company has launched its '12 Days of Christmas' campaign.
Spokesperson Kayla Lopez says they kicked it off in Fort Frances last Friday.
"We are hiding 12 reindeer for the 12 days of Christmas," says Lopez. " In your new market square, we hid one of the reindeer. Inside there was a card along with the reindeer saying please open me and inside there was something for the person who found it."
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