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Music camp looking for registrants

Need something to keep your kids from going stir-crazy during the middle of summer? Well, Anna Defrancesco has an idea for you.

The Fort Frances Summer Music Camp ’98 will be taking registrants at the Alexander MacKenzie School gym June 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The camp itself will be held July 13-17 for children aged four to seven, and July 27-31 for those eight to 12.

Town folds on gambling bylaw

Mayor Glenn Witherspoon gave his word but council didn’t pass a bylaw Monday night prohibiting casinos, including charitable gaming clubs, inside town limits.

That has the Fort Frances Ministerial Association going back to its membership next month to decide what to do next—and chairwoman Rev. Mary Whitson noted it might include going to the public to put pressure on council.

Mill strike date drawing near

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and its unionized employees don’t have much time to hammer out a collective agreement, with workers threatening to walk off the job June 15 if they don’t.

That decision came after a 95 percent strike vote was tallied last Wednesday in Ottawa.