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‘Butting out’ no problem--so far

So far, so good.

It’s been two weeks since Debbie Kempf had a cigarette and, for the most part, she’s not suffering at all.

The Fort Frances woman butted out March 1 as part of the province-wide contest “Quit Smoking 2000.” Sponsored by the Council for a Tobacco-free Ontario, the contest encouraged smokers to quit until at least April 3.

ManOMin conference shaping up

Border waterways—and what they mean to both the public and the government—will be the focus of a ManOMin watershed conference slated April 28-29 at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

“The main purpose of the conference is two-fold,” said Jennifer Mercer, co-ordinator of the Rainy River First Nations watershed program.

Local youth to tour Asia

A local Sea Cadet will get his chance to sail the Pacific and tour parts of Eastern Asia when he leaves port with the Canadian Navy next week.

“A few months ago, someone from Winnipeg came here and told me about it,” noted Dusty Gray, 16. “I had to apply for it.”