Blind River is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Day on July 28. The event will take place at the Travel Information Centre parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm.
Residents can dispose of household items not allowed at the landfill site. Those items include old paint cans, propane cylinders, batteries, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers and fluorescent lights.
According to Mayor Sue Jensen the residents can dispose of, “any items not normally accepted at the landfill site and shouldn’t go in the garbage, down the sink drain or in the sewer pipes as they will contaminate the water and landfill.”
Spratt appointed to ELNOS
Blind River Councillor Clifford Spratt has been appointed to represent the town on the Elliot Lake and North Shore Corporation for Business Development (ELNOS).
The appointment covers ELNOS work for this year and 2019. Coun. Spratt has served as Blind River’s previous representative with the economic development agency.
“ELNOS’ mandate is to improve the long-term economic prosperity of the region by assisting businesses which create wealth and jobs; assisting in new business start-ups; assisting in new business start-ups; assisting in projects that help stabilize and diversify the regional economy; assisting ELNOS communities and individual organizations with projects that improved the local and regional economy; and undertaking other activities that may be deemed as being for the economic benefit of the ELNOS region,” the agency’s website states.
Coun. Spratt accepted the appointment.