Dr. Peter Sarsfield, CEO and medical officer of the Northwestern Health Unit, is awaiting the release of his second book, “Hollow Water,” sometime this month from Winnipeg’s Turnstone Press.
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Fort Frances OPP Cst. Phil Donald came out on top here last week when his name was among the winners drawn at random in Toronto in the province-wide “Quit Smoking 2000” contest held March 1-April 3.
Ryan McInerny and Katie-Lynn Bondett proved composing and speaking French well is as good as a trip to Toronto after taking top honours in their divisions at the “Concours d’art oratoire 2000” French speech contest last Tuesday at the Emo Inn.
Students at Robert Moore School here have raised enough money to buy customized bicycles for two disabled classmates.
“Not only did we raise enough money to buy Holly [Olson] a bike but we raised enough to buy William [Moody] one, too,” said support worker Rhonda Howells, who helped organize the fundraising.
When Tom Duchnicki of Fort Frances caught a glimpse of the wedding dress his wife, Rochelle, was wearing when he married her in 1965, the sight whisked him back in time.
The Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce held its 65th-annual spring meeting in Rainy River last weekend, with about 35 delegates on hand.
Indian Affairs and Northern Development minister Robert Nault, in his capacity as regional minister, also was on hand Saturday to participate in NOACC’s “vision planning session.”
As a massive fundraising campaign to renovate La Verendrye hospital here and the Emo Health Centre continues full tilt, the group that helped lay the first bricks are quietly leaving town.
Metta Visser would rather not make a trip from Emo to Thunder Bay three times a week.
As such, she’s pleased she may not have to much longer if a hemodialysis unit becomes a reality at La Verendrye hospital here.
“It would be really beneficial,” said Visser, who has been getting hemodialysis treatments at Thunder Bay Regional (McKellar site) since August.
As “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” continues to levitate off store shelves and into readers’ hands across the country, kids and grown-ups alike are proving to be enchanted by tales of the boy wizard from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Back in 1972, there was a house in town called “Spaz’s House.”
Two of its occupants, and their friends, drove proudly around town in what they called the “Spazmobile.” They’d stop at stop signs, leap out of the Spazmobile, and run around it before jumping back in.
They were called the “Spazzes,” a group of about 10 who hung out together at Fort Frances High School.