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Town’s ’98 budget to see more cuts

Town council will take another stab at the proposed 1998 budget next month, with almost $1 million still needing to be cut if it hopes to maintain a tax freeze for the fifth consecutive year.

But whether that can be done won’t be known until the March 16 budget meeting after council gave the town’s four division managers time to pare down their operating budgets.

UNFC literacy centre closes in on decade of learning

Sheila McMahon has seen the local United Native Friendship Centre’s literacy program go through a lot of changes since its inception 10 years ago.

Now executive director of the UNFC here, McMahon was the first literacy program co-ordinator.

“The first year I had 10 clients,” she said, noting the current UNFC building on Portage Avenue wasn’t available either.

Treasure clinic a recognized success

Identifying the origin of an antique teacup or arrowhead wasn’t new territory for the artifact experts who headed up Saturday’s “treasure clinic” at the Fort Frances Museum.

But it was the first such event of its kind here, and despite a relatively poor turnout, it was a marked success in their eyes—lending support to the theory that less is more.