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Lovisa visits Ukraine to teach small business skills

Confederation College campus manager Don Lovisa is back home from a five-week mission to the Ukraine to forward business education in that economically struggling country.

The college has had an office in the Ukraine for three years, operating in a partnership between the Canadian and Ukrainian governments called Small Business and Economic Development in Ivano-Frankivsk.

New surgeon joins ranks here

The number of surgeons in Fort Frances doubled Jan. 1 after Dr. Barry Anderson joined as the second general surgeon here—teaming up alongside Dr. J.A. Spencer.

His arrival means the district no longer will be left without a surgeon should one of them be out of town.

Winter carnival in planning stage

The Little Amik Winter Carnival is still a month away but organizers already are working to finalize details of events planned for the four-day celebration slated to kick off here Feb. 4.

Dawn Booth, co-ordinator for the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, said most of the particulars will be ironed out tonight when the winter carnival committee meets.