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Ain’t it grand?

Even though Natalie MacMaster was the first to perform in the new Townshend Theatre, she didn’t receive the first standing ovations in the facility—those were reserved for John Dutton and Carol Lyons.

A fiddler first and foremost

The tone of the interview yesterday with Natalie MacMaster was casual to say the least.

Although she was doing a business call from London, Ont., it seemed as if she was calling a friend from the kitchen in her home on Cape Breton Island as her first words into the phone were, “Hi, it’s Natalie.”

High school dealing with leaky ceiling

Several classrooms in the old Westfort portion of the new Fort Frances High School have been getting a little wet lately due to a leaky roof.

“They’ve re-roofed a part of the old school and there’s a leak where water is draining down through to the old roof and then coming out at a spot different from that of the leak,” FFHS principal Terry Ellwood this yesterday morning.

Clinic in hunt for more doctors

The Fort Frances Clinic will make its presence known in southern Ontario later this month in an effort to lure recently-graduated doctors to practise in Northwestern Ontario.

Technically called the “health professional recruitment team,” the group—led by clinic administrator Maureen Gartshore—will head to universities in Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, London, and Toronto on Sept. 27.