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Unity pushed at NOMA

To survive the changes, northern communities must learn to stick together.

It’s a point delegates took home to their respective communities after the annual general meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association last weekend in Thunder Bay.

Budget draws mixed reaction

The provincial budget brought down yesterday predictably drew a mixed reaction.

NDP leader and local MPP said the Harris government wants you to buy their goods now and pay later—and pay and pay and pay.

“Don’t be fooled by their sales pitch,” Hampton warned. “They’re not only selling you a bill of goods, they’re also trying to buy your vote.

‘Hotlanta’ heats up Border Concert

The Border Concert series closed out another great season April 25 with the appearance of “Hotlanta” at Backus Auditorium in International Falls.

From the opening number, “Wolverine Blues,” the Atlanta-based sextet had the audience clapping, toe-tapping, and humming along with many of the great tunes from the early days of Dixieland.

Teens chosen as ambassadors for youth conference

Come mid-July, two local teenagers will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with 6,000 other teens from around the world when they attend the Presbyterian Youth Triennium in Indiana.

Amanda Cotterill, 15, and Shaunna Cuthbertson, 16, two youth members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here, will attend the one-week conference slated July 21-26 at Purdue University.

Snowbirds coming in three weeks

Canada’s premier aerobatics flying team—the Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Squadron—is set to take to the skies over the Fort Frances Airport on May 28 at 6 p.m.

The nine red, white, and blue jets, complete with smoke oil, will criss-cross the aerial stage in a captivating display that includes 55 separate maneuvers with no more than 10 seconds between sequences.

No gym, no problem

Imagine being faced with the problem of having to run a quality physical education program—without access to a gymnasium.

As unbelievable as that may seem, that’s the situation being faced by teachers at J.W. Walker School here this year.