Brian and Marilyn Kreviazuk came to visit us on the weekend. They have known Vito since he was a kid packing groceries at West End. They grew pretty close over the years and have always been supportive. Vito opened up his welding/fabricating shop 11 years ago and Marilyn came in to do the accounting until 2 years ago when it was time to retire.
Brian was quite persuasive in convincing Vito to buy Viking Island, and we've heard the words "I told you so" once or twice since then :)
This makes us neighbors now, Brian and Marilyn have a cabin at the West End of Red lake, just a short boat ride and portage away.
Brian is also one of the founders and caretakers of the West Red Lake Mining Museum. It is a pretty cool place to go and visit, you can even try some of the old tools