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Chernobyl fundraiser meets goal

It wasn’t a stampede crowd at the Royal Canadian Legion here Friday night but it was enough to raise the last bit of money needed to bring 11 children to Rainy River District from Belarus

Susan Affleck, local team leader for the Canadian Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims in Belarus, said about 80 people attended the benefit dinner/dance.

Final tax bills to be delayed

Fort Frances property owners won’t see their second tax bill until later this summer after town council agreed to delay the final billing date two months to Aug. 31.

CAO Bill Naturkach said with the assessment roll not expected from the province until the end of this month, there was no way the town would be able to meet its original June 30 deadline.

Co-op students strut their stuff

Graham McTavish wants to be a millwright.

The grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has spent three hours a day this term welding at Abitibi-Consolidated as a co-op student. And yesterday, during “Co-op Display Day,” he displayed the fruits of his labour.

“I figured if I learned [welding], it would be an asset to the job,” McTavish said.

In love after war:

Their stories read like something Hemingway may have penned if his own wartime romance had endured. Canadian soldiers overseas, courting women they fell in love with during the turmoil of World War II.

What it did was bring love in the midst of war, and hope in a time when many didn’t know how long the fighting would last—or if they would even make it through to see its end.