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Fort High students attend national conference

Six Fort High students learned a lot while attending sessions from law to science and technology at the recent “Encounters with Canada” conference in Ottawa.

“I went to a sports and fitness one,” noted Nicole Rogozinski, a grade 10 student who attended the Jan. 31-Feb. 6 conference with Erin Anderson, Heather Ogilvie, Emily Gibb, Melissa Kinnear, and Krista Vos.

Career fair opens for all students

More than 500 students gathered at the Red Dog Inn last Thursday to attend the Seven Generations Education Institute’s third-annual career fair.

“It’s to give aboriginal students an opportunity to see what careers are available and show them how to work towards that goal,” said Delbert Horton, chief executive officer of the Seven Generations Education Institute.

Energy group gearing for competition

The Northwest Energy Association met Friday to discuss plans to amalgamate management for Northwestern Ontario utilities—and discuss plans in preparation for a competitive market.

“We’re going to have to prove ourselves when competition shows up so we’re getting prepared,” said Larry Hebert, an NEA member from Thunder Bay.

Celtic band next on ‘tour de Fort’ lineup

With four of its six season concerts and two extra ones now wrapped up, “tour de Fort” organizers can enjoy about a four-week breather before the next set of musicians hits the Townshend Theatre stage.

“Scruj MacDuhk,” a Celtic band, is slated to perform here March 25, with the a cappella group “U4X” (Euphorics) set to wrap up the concert series April 18.

Woman ready to quit smoking

Quitting smoking is hard—just ask Debbie Kempf. At least two good stabs at it in the past few years ended when she lit a cigarette.

But the Fort Frances woman is bound and determined to kick the habit for good when she butts out March 1 as part of the province-wide contest “Quit Smoking 2000.”