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Install working smoke alarms

Since the 1980s, I have responded to many house fires. One fire that I recall was a spectacular one, which involved an older apartment complex.

A young family was temporarily renting an apartment in the complex until they could acquire their new home.

In the early-morning hours, my fire pager alarmed, announcing to respond to an apartment fire.

’Flu shot clinics off to good start

FORT FRANCES—With winter—and the ’flu season—on its way, the Northwestern Health Unit started up its annual ’flu shot clinics here last week.

And Cindy McKinnon, program manager for infectious disease, noted they had a pretty good turnout, with a couple of hundred residents being immunized at the clinics held at Robert Moore and Huffman schools in Fort Frances.