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Remembrance Day contest winners announced here

Winners of the Legion’s annual Remembrance Day poetry, prose, and poster contest were rewarded for their efforts Monday at Fort Frances High School.

Bob Cupp, Roly Crawford, and Betty Newman, members of the Legion’s benevolent committee, were on hand to award 21 students from J.W. Walker and Robert Moore elementary schools, and Fort High, for placing in the competition.

Town’s budget deficit shrinks

Division managers for the town have less than a week to find another $410,000 that can be removed from the system to allow council to pass the 1999 budget with no tax increase at its next meeting Monday.

Council debated the budget in-camera for several hours before the last council meeting this past Monday.

‘Here we grow again’:

Ask Mel DeGagné how many years he’s been in business with NorFab Building Components Ltd. and he’ll probably tell you to count up one year for every expansion that’s been built on their 80-acre lot on Highway 11/71 just west of Fort Frances.

Local companies await decision on payment from bankrupt company

At least a dozen local sub-contractors hired by Malcom Construction Ltd. of Winnipeg to work on Safeway’s $6.8-million expansion project may get some answers at a meeting here next week as to when they will get paid.

The sub-contractors haven’t seen any money from the the Winnipeg-based company since before it went belly-up in late August—midway through the project.