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Towns crying for legislation

Municipal leaders want a Northern Services board and they want it as soon as possible.

In fact, the Rainy River District Municipal Association is lobbying the province to give the Northern Services Improvement Act second reading immediately—and third reading by the fall, it decided at a meeting in Emo last Wednesday.

‘Super’ car components under review after problems at competition

Despite a hearty effort by its pit crew, the Fort High super mileage vehicle (SMV) failed to make the grade during a two-day competition at the raceway in Brainerd, Mn. last week.

“We had a major amount of problem-solving to do,” said teacher Gord Witherspoon, who accompanied six students from his transportation technology class to the annual competition.