As up to 300 Fort High students wait to get their course schedules sorted out at the school’s guidance department, at least one grade 11 student is wondering if he’s going to have to wait another year to get the math and chemistry courses he needs to eventually graduate.
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Every year, the Nor-West Animal Clinic here sees cases of blastomycosis. But in 2000, the disease has been on the rise
“It’s nasty. It turns the lungs into solid masses, it’s awful,” said Dr. Chris Cannon of the Nor-West Animal Clinic. “There seems to be a little more than in previous years.”
The employment centre at the local Northern Communit and Development Services (NCDS) centre has announced it has gone slightly above its target for helping teens find jobs this summer.
Summer memories don’t usually include masks and Shakespeare but that’s what two Fort High students will be sharing now that they’re back in school.
Heather Algie, 15, and Lindsay Hamilton, 17, took part in a unique summer camp this year—the Stratford Shakespearean School.
Seven concerts, seven different styles of musical entertainment.
“tour de Fort” is back for the 2000/01 season with a mixture of performances that feature eclectic, brass, country, Celtic, a capella, and dance theatre.
“We’ve tried to appeal to different age groups and different musical and theatrical tastes,” tour de Fort president Wendy Brunetta said yesterday.
“We’re satisfied that our water supply is without question safe, clean, and pure,” interim Operations and Facilities manager John Callan told the town council during Monday night’s regular meeting.
“Never has there been any concern of bacteria, coliform, or E. coli in our water system,” he added.
The signs at the town limits read “Population 9,000” but there haven’t been 9,000 people in Fort Frances since at least 1988.
The latest enumeration numbers from the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation suggest the population here is on steady decline—especially among young people.
The idea of being bucked off a bull in front of hundreds of people, flying through the air and possibly landing underneath the animal’s enormous hooves didn’t seem to bother Dan Fuhrer.
“I try not to think about it,” said the Stratton resident. “There’s risk in everything you do—this is just a little higher, I guess.”
The Fort Frances Junior Conservation Club was busy as beavers on Friday at the home of Ron Orton near Bergland.
The club joined forces with Tony Elders and Arlan Hahkala of the Ministry of Natural Resources to work on” baffling” some beavers near the Orton residence.
The “Care Close to Home” campaign got a shot in the arm Saturday with a $30,000 donation from an Emo area family.
Ted Kaemingh and family made the presentation to campaign chairman John McTaggart during an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Emo hospital.
“It’s this kind of support that will make this project a reality,” McTaggart said. “It’s been unbelievable.”