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Gone but not forgotten

When Pvt. Ray Martin of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 stood in front of the cenotaph on Remembrance Day last year and, despite failing health, proudly saluted the war dead on behalf of the Korean Veterans’ Association, the emotion on his face was enough to make me cry.

Legion membership strong here

With 577 names on its membership roster, the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 here isn’t hurting.

But when it comes time to find a handful of those who will volunteer to sell poppies each year, it’s slim pickings, said Roly Crawford, acting president for the local Legion.

Security cameras installed at FFHS

In an attempt to make Fort Frances High School a safer environment for students, 16 security cameras have been installed in hallways and other public access areas throughout the school.

The project cost about $40,000.

FFHS principal Terry Ellwood is confident putting the cameras in the hallways is a proactive measure.

Ceremony welcomes new citizens

Eberhand Heinrich Schwarz has travelled all over the world.

Originally from Germany, he’s been involved in construction projects around the globe—from tourist hotels in South America to airport projects across the U.S.

So it wasn’t an uneducated choice when Schwarz decided Canada was the best place in the world to live.

Real work yet to begin

Convincing the World Health Organization to hold a conference here in the spring of 2002 has been a big job for the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition.

Now that it’s succeeded, getting ready for the actual event will be an even bigger one.