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College tour slated next week

High school students can get a look at what Ontario colleges have to offer when the College Information Tour drops by Fort Frances High School next Friday (Sept. 29).

“This is a large student recruitment drive where nine or 10 colleges will be in outlying regions, such as Fort Frances, to promote colleges,” said Shari McFayden, CIP co-ordinator for Northwestern Ontario.

College, Riverside work together to revive nursing program here

After being on hold for four years, Confederation College’s practical nursing program is off the ground here again thanks to Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc.

With an enrolment of 18 students, the program now is being conducted in a lab modified by staff at La Verendrye hospital—a partnership commemorated during a special presentation there Friday morning.

Terry Fox Run raises more that $8,500

Local support for cancer research was visibly strong Sunday afternoon as some 150 participants took to the streets here and raised at least $8,500 during the annual Terry Fox Run.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the total was $8,540 but organizer Joan Pearson, executive director of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, noted the final figure likely will be even higher.

Tax bills delayed another month

The collection of the second instalment of taxes for the year 2000 here has been set back another month.

The latest due date for tax bills to be returned has been pushed back to Oct. 31 as the municipal computer system is adjusted to accommodate the province’s 10-5-5 cap of current market assessments.

Homecoming fever hitting Fort High

The Muskies are getting pumped up for Homecoming 2000 this Friday against Kenora and there’s no denying it.

“We will be juiced,” enthused Mark Mercure, a defensive back on the football team and president of the student executive council. “It is just a big fun day for the football guys and the school.”