No bugs in ‘Y2K’ fireworks display

The New Year’s Eve fireworks display–being organized by the Fort Frances Rotary Club and slated to go off Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. near “The Hallett”–should be free of glitches.
At least that’s what club member Bill Badiuk is expecting even though the fireworks will make local history as the first electronically-powered pyrotechnics here.
Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Turgeon will head up the display.
“At this stage of the game, there isn’t any problems that I’m aware of,” he said yesterday. “Everything is pretty well all set to go and I don’t foresee any problems cropping up.
“It looks like it will be a great display,” he enthused.
The electronically-powered display will mean fireworks in the sky virtually every second over a 20-minute period.
The fireworks here also will be set off to coincide with a display at Smokey Bear Park in International Falls.
People who come out to watch the fireworks will be able to park along the riverfront from the Harbourage to the Sorting Gap Marina.
Several sponsors have committed money to the display, including Abitibi-Consolidated, the Town of Fort Frances, and Voyageur Panel.