From the archives... Wednesday, February 5, 1997
NAN leaders sign suicide prevention agreement
The results of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Youth Forum on suicide have not been forgotten. The report, which was released last July revealing a decade-long suicide epidemic in NAN territory communities, is the impetus for a new agreement signed yesterday between NAN officials and federal and provincial government representatives.
Local restaurant bans teen smoking
Local teens have been forced to “butt out” at one local restaurant.
Effective January 1, 1997, smoking was no longer permitted in Buddha’s restaurant by those under nineteen years of age.
Libraries to become more localized
How the new Local Control of Public Libraries Act recently unveiled by the Harris Government will impact on Sioux Lookout will depend on the makeup of future councils, Gerry Pinkess Sioux Lookout Library chairperson said last week, following a public meeting Monday at the Sioux Lookout Public Library.
Fire department training officer Dennis Leney “rescues” volunteer firefighter Al Howie using the department’s new amphibious rescue sled during a training session January 21 at the Welcome Motor Hotel pool.