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Meeting the spiritual challenge

With a world spinning on rapid advances in technology, and within arm’s length of the turn of the century, are the spiritual needs of a fast-paced society changing?

How do parish leaders keep up while remaining true to the diverse doctrines of Christianity? With faith, hope and the attitude that changing times are not only inevitable but challenging.

What does a plebiscite mean?

A plebiscite is a way to measure public sentiment but municipal councils are not legally bound to act on results of such questions tacked on to the municipal election ballots.

Fort Frances Clerk Glenn Treftlin said a “plebiscite”—the questions included on the ballot—usually zeros in on issues council wants to get a feel for on where the public stands.

Coalition looking for danger zones

The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition will get $25,000 over the next two years to work towards earning a “safe community” designation with the World Health Organization (WHO).

And that could mean up to a 75 percent savings in Workers’ Compensation Board premiums for area businesses that choose to participate in the project.

Sportsmen cook up a storm

How do you feed 250 people in three hours—and still have food left over? Just as anyone helping out at the annual Seniors’ Fish Fry at Sunny Cove Camp on Sunday.

It was like being in Santa’s workshop that morning, with close to 20 volunteers from the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club peeling more than 100 pounds of potatoes, chopping onions, and dipping fish.

Terry Fox Run set for Sept. 14

The organizer of the annual Terry Fox Run here is looking for “bigger and better” numbers this year.

Slated for Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. starting from the curling club, Steve Maki is hoping to surpass last year’s run, which saw 120 people raise about $8,000 for cancer research.