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Belorussian children return

Six children from Belarus likely are anxious to get started on six weeks of fun after getting off a very long flight from their homeland and reuniting with their district host families yesterday in Winnipeg.

And just like last year, the group will get a warm welcome from the Rainy Lake Multicultural Association when members host a picnic this Saturday at Pither’s Point Park.

Feasibility study shows support for capital fundraiser

The task of raising $2 million could very well be in the cards for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care after it was announced at last night’s annual meeting that the district-wide feasibility study that was completed more than a month ago could point them in the right direction.

“The feasibility study came back with strong results,” Foundation chair Clare Brunetta said.

‘Summer Quest’ to sport full lineup

There seems to be no end to the number of talented folk in the area and next month’s inaugural “Summer Quest,” being held July 21 in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, has 20 contestants signed up to prove it.

“We have a lot of new faces this time around, which is nice to see,” organizer Dawn Booth enthused yesterday.

Pierroz wins talent night

Katie Pierroz got the Miss Fun in the Sun pageant off on the right foot by taking top honours in the talent portion Sunday night at Robert Moore School.

Dressed in a rainbow of colours, Pierroz, 17, pirouetted her way to the top of the judges’ scoresheets—something she was surprised to find out.

Buoy situation on lake ‘not bad’: Coast Guard

Six missing buoys were discovered by Craig Coughlin, a navigable waters protection officer for the coast guard, during a patrol of Rainy Lake last week.

He described the situation as “not bad.”

“There were a few buoys that were damaged that we replaced, and maybe half a dozen that were missing,” said Coughlin, who served in the Coast Guard since 1975.

Saving the best for last

In many ways, last Thursday’s graduation ceremony for Fort Frances High School was a night of “lasts.”

The class of ’99 was the last to graduate out of old Fort High on First Street East. And, with the year 2000 right around the corner, it was the last class to graduate in this century (and millennium).

Summer school in session next week

Some area students will have to forsake the luxury of sleeping in starting Monday in favour of sharpening their minds as summer school gets underway here, in Emo, and Atikokan.

Warren Hoshizaki, director of education for the Rainy River District School Board, noted how glad he was to see everything finally come together.