“The future is now” was the prevalent message at the “Trends in Telecommunication” community workshops here last Wednesday and Thursday.
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Fort High students saw their charity work pay off big time when the “Hurricane Mitch” fundraiser dinner Sunday night helped them break the $2,000 mark in donations earned.
The dinner, which featured Central American-style cuisine, attracted more than 60 people who raised over $600.
As the fourth and final part of a two-day telecommunications workshop here last week, the director of information technology for Contact North gave participants a peek at the future of distance education.
Local resident Harold “Bo” Armstrong is in Minneapolis today in hopes of bringing the state of Minnesota on his side in the fight over boundary waters.
Armstrong, along with Rainer resident Carl Brown, were charged in the summer of 1996 for taking a group of people on a scheduled boat tour through waters within Voyageurs National Park.
Marg Nelson and Betty McLeod go to exercise class for different reasons but they both leave feeling the same positive effects of ‘doing their bodies good”.
Some 300 km of trails within District #17 of the Sunset Country Snowmobile Club soon will reap the benefits from its latest investment.
The club purchased a new groomer, which arrived here fresh off the assembly line yesterday. The 1999 BR 180 Bombardier model replaces the groomer bought in 1992.
The local Professional Fire Fighters Association is hot under the collar over council’s decision to replace a full-time firefighter on sick leave by six part-time volunteers.
The topic arose briefly during Monday night’s council meeting when Mayor Glenn Witherspoon and Coun. Struchan Gilson brought forward concerns from local residents over the replacement policy.
Fort Frances should hope for the best but prepare for the worst was the message the Year 2000 Action Group brought to Monday night’s regular council meeting.
The Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP) is looking for small businesses to join in its continuing efforts to make the workplace safe for the year ahead.
Last year, 92 district businesses participated in SCIP, part of the Workplace Safety Insurance Board’s prevention initiative to reduce workplace injuries.
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.