If the phrase “I’ve never been so sick in my life” has a familiar ring to it, chances are you’ve had a close encounter with the influenza bug this winter.
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What do Robin Williams, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein have in common? They all had attention deficit disorder—a problem affecting a child’s “good behaviour” and, equally importantly, their ability to learn.
That’s why the local ADD support group, headed by Heather Whitburn and Cynthia Donald, is thrilled an expert on the subject coming to town March 4.
On Monday, Val Martindale’s grade 12 English Media class got a rare opportunity when independent film-maker Carol O’Brien talked to them about the film-making industry.
O’Brien, now a Winnipeg-based Canadian film-maker but a former graduate of Fort High, came in on the request of Martindale, who has two classes that study the media.
After five weeks of learning what to expect in the employment field, those enrolled in the Fort Frances and District Association for Community Living’s “Youth at Risk” pre-employment program soon will begin the second phase of their training—work placement.
Erin Deschamps now knows the real meaning behind fast “home delivery” after giving birth to a 6 lb., 9 oz. baby girl on the bathroom floor of her Fifth Street West home last Thursday morning.
Not only was she all alone at the time, it was a breech birth.
Sheri Stamarski of Burriss and Emo resident Gary Judson were among four recipients to receive a 1999 Heritage Award certificate from the Fort Frances Museum for their contributions to preserving heritage in their communities.
The awards, announced last Friday, were given in conjunction with Ontario Heritage Week (Feb. 15-21).
Even with Minnesota now wading into the boundary water rights dispute along with Fort Frances native Harold “Bo” Armstrong and Ranier, Mn. resident Carl Brown, the Canadian government still doesn’t know if it wants to get its feet wet.
Area First Nations youths can find about which career path they might like to follow tomorrow when the Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority holds its “1999 Career Symposium” at the Nanicost gym.
The OPP “Policing for Results” telephone survey is nearly halfway done, with nine volunteers putting in many hours to help out.
“It’s going well. We’re up to 128 surveys completed as of last Friday,” Fort Frances OPP Cst. Mark Boileau noted, adding the target number is around 350.
Concern over the so-called “millennium bug,” or Y2K, means district students could be getting a different—and slightly longer—Christmas break for the 1999-2000 school year.