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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.”

Kiwanis awaiting final auction tally

A final tally on proceeds from the 22nd-annual Kiwanis TV Auction, held Saturday afternoon on Videon Channel 11, won’t be known for another week or so as the local club wraps up some loose ends.

“I think [the proceeds] are close to $13,500 but that’s not our profit—we still have to pay the bills,” Kiwanian Stan Ward stressed yesterday.

Fort High ‘Envirothon’ team tops

The “Envirothon” competition is a relatively new event in Ontario, and this year Fort Frances High School’s team were crowned the Northwestern Ontario champs.

The competition has only been held for five years and this year was the first time it was hosted by Fort Frances (it actually was held on private property off La Vallee Road South).