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Classmates reunite after 50 years

It was 1948 when Fran Mutch, Betty Heffelfinger, Eileen Green, and Sybil Mowe graduated from the nursing program at the old Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg.

Last week, the foursome gathered in Fort Frances to catch up on each others’ lives and reminisce about their school days a half-century ago. And there was no question what was tops on their agenda—talking.

Coalition buckling down for safety

The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition is taking the challenge—“The Seat Belt Challenge,” that is.

Volunteers will be standing along streets in Fort Frances, Emo, and Atikokan this Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to count how many people are wearing seat belts as part of the annual provincial campaign, which runs Oct. 3-17.

New bank may move into Safeway

In the wake of merger announcements and the McKay task force report, there could be another bank moving into town.

Canada Safeway confirmed it was “looking closely” at setting up a Bank of Montreal branch in its renovated store in Fort Frances. It all depends on the cost, available floor space, and the desire of the bank to open its doors here.