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New entrance put to wheelchair test

On paper, it met the standards but Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. decided to put its new front entrance to the human test Monday afternoon to make sure it met wheelchair accessibility requirements.

Volunteer Lorraine Sokoliuk wheeled around the million-dollar new entrance at La Verendrye Health Centre, which opened Monday morning, to see if something needed to be changed.

Education levy raises tax questions

Confusion over the education portion raised the most questions on the 1998 tax bills, treasurer Carol Busch and tax collector Ed Katona told town council last night.

While in past years the school board set the levy, this year the province standardized it at .46 percent of current market value assessment. And it was the education levy that made the tax bill appear so much higher.

Y2K: a future problem?

In the past few years, much has been reported in the media about how all computers will “crash” with the dawn of the year 2000.

In fact, the problem even has a name—Y2K.

In a computerized world, one might think this could spell disaster for civilization as we know it. But will things really be so bad?

Music festival in need of funds

The Rainy River District Music and Drama Festival Association recently started a fundraising campaign in an effort to meet the $8,500 it will cost to hold the festival next year.

“The adjudicator fees keep going up,” noted association spokesman John Jankiewicz. “The bank account just isn’t as strong as it used to be.”