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Co-op students strut their stuff

Graham McTavish wants to be a millwright.

The grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has spent three hours a day this term welding at Abitibi-Consolidated as a co-op student. And yesterday, during “Co-op Display Day,” he displayed the fruits of his labour.

“I figured if I learned [welding], it would be an asset to the job,” McTavish said.

In love after war:

Their stories read like something Hemingway may have penned if his own wartime romance had endured. Canadian soldiers overseas, courting women they fell in love with during the turmoil of World War II.

What it did was bring love in the midst of war, and hope in a time when many didn’t know how long the fighting would last—or if they would even make it through to see its end.

Fundraiser ‘tops off’ expectations

“Top Off Days” is being hailed as a huge success by organizers, with it raising more than $4,000 for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care in just two days at Canada Safeway here.

Safeway manager Paul Miller said about $2,000 was raised from people “topping up” their grocery bills while the rest was made between the barbecue and raffle.

Writing workshop coming to town

If you’re someone who dreams of writing the great Canadian novel, or longs to see a news article or short story in print, now’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of the trade.

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is offering a workshop for writers May 23-24 at the Fort Frances Public Library, with freelance writer Melinda McCracken facilitating it.