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Hospital auxiliary volunteers key players

“They're like bricks in the foundation—they really are.”

That’s what a former patient of La Verendrye, who wished to remain anonymous, had to say about the impact of the local hospital auxiliary on health services there.

“The members of that organization have grounded in this hospital so many more accomplishments than people out there know about,” she enthused.

King’s Highway to be widened

After receiving provincial construction grants totalling $818,000, Fort Frances will begin a project to widen King’s Highway between York Avenue and Wright Avenue.

The money has been handed over to cover a number of construction costs, some of which already have been completed by the town.

Fort High clean-up cancelled this year

Those waiting to put that old couch out on the curb after spring cleaning may have to take it to the dump themselves as Fort Frances High School students won’t be doing their annual town clean-up this year.

“It’s a big disappointment for a lot of people,” said retired teacher Walter Horban, who’s organized the clean-up since its inception in 1971.

Italians visit area to exchange ideas

A number of Fort Frances residents gathered last Thursday evening at the home of Michael Bird to welcome a group of Italians here on an exchange.

“The way of life is very different for many reasons,” said Italian resident Umberto Massafra. “Everything is larger than in Italy. There is lots of space and this reflects in your way of thinking.”