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The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce President Doug O'Brien has weighed in on the hotly-debated issue of a potential Creighton high school. "Obviously, if there is a split in the two school divisions, it will be a costly thing as far as the Flin Flon School Division is concerned," he said, stressing that this is only his personal opinion. "I think the people, probably, in Creighton are looking at what is the best for their students and so on. I guess that's what it comes down to. They have a responsibility to supply the best education they can. "I guess maybe if they think under this other system it would be a better education system, I guess that's where they go, but I think they're a long way away from really making any kind of a decision at this point." O'Brien said he didn't foresee any economic impact of more than 100 high school students attending classes in Creighton rather than Flin Flon. "I guess because we're still border towns, we're not that far apart, and as far as supporting this business or that business, or keeping the wheels of industry moving in our area, I don't think it would have a big impact," he said. "That's how I see it initially, but... maybe after it came to fruition, then you'd find out that there was something, but initially, I don't see a big impact."