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‘Super’ car components under review after problems at competition

Despite a hearty effort by its pit crew, the Fort High super mileage vehicle (SMV) failed to make the grade during a two-day competition at the raceway in Brainerd, Mn. last week.

“We had a major amount of problem-solving to do,” said teacher Gord Witherspoon, who accompanied six students from his transportation technology class to the annual competition.

Chernobyl fundraiser meets goal

It wasn’t a stampede crowd at the Royal Canadian Legion here Friday night but it was enough to raise the last bit of money needed to bring 11 children to Rainy River District from Belarus

Susan Affleck, local team leader for the Canadian Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims in Belarus, said about 80 people attended the benefit dinner/dance.

Final tax bills to be delayed

Fort Frances property owners won’t see their second tax bill until later this summer after town council agreed to delay the final billing date two months to Aug. 31.

CAO Bill Naturkach said with the assessment roll not expected from the province until the end of this month, there was no way the town would be able to meet its original June 30 deadline.

Co-op students strut their stuff

Graham McTavish wants to be a millwright.

The grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has spent three hours a day this term welding at Abitibi-Consolidated as a co-op student. And yesterday, during “Co-op Display Day,” he displayed the fruits of his labour.

“I figured if I learned [welding], it would be an asset to the job,” McTavish said.