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International border council being touted here

Fort Frances resident Julian Morelli left for Washington, D.C. last night to observe meetings with U.S. reps that could result in an international border council being formed here to deal with issues that affect people on both sides of the river.

Morelli, who’s attending the meetings on behalf of local MP Robert Nault, will be the lone Canadian making the trip.

Lifestyles Expo attracts healthy numbers

About 1,500 people walked through the Fort Frances Curling Club on Saturday to check out the 1998 Lifestyles Expo, surpassing organizers’ expectations for turnout.

Committee chairwoman Erma Armit, who had hoped for 1,000 people, declared it an overwhelming success.

“We’re very thrilled,” she said Monday. “As tired as I was [Saturday], I was so excited I couldn’t wind down.”

OPP celebrates ‘Police Week’

“Working together as a community” is the theme for National Police Week, which the district OPP will be celebrating May 10-16.

Cst. Mark Boileau, community service officer with the Fort Frances OPP, said police are hoping the event will create stronger ties between the OPP and community.

DSSAB reps being chosen

The proposal hasn’t gotten the official nod yet but people are starting to be selected to sit on the District Social Services Administrative Board.

Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon, who is president of the Rainy River District Municipal Association, said municipalities across the district were being asked to choose someone to sit on the board.

NWOTA wrestles with possible changes

Area tourists camp owners were left pondering how changes coming down from government would effect how they run their businesses in the future.

At last Thursday’s meeting of the North Western Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA) in Nestor Falls, those on hand wrestled with a multitude of changes on everything from gun control to boating licensing and water quality.