Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200101

Sunday, 17 June, 2001
Ethiopian runner claims Father's Day Run title
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Xolimu Mbosi (26) of Ethiopia claims this year's 21st annual Father's Day Run 10km event title with a record of 25:12. Over 5000 runners participated this annual event that was held in Kaansä for the fourth time. (to read more...)
Glorious day for Iceland
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The rising of the Icelandic flag, street festival and ethnic food court outside Scandinavian Hall mark the celebration of the Icelandic National Day. Elsewhere in Fyksland, Isfjordsians in the duchy of Viske celebrate their close Icelandic ties with costumes, music and dance. (to read more...)

Monday, 18 June, 2001
Stotson and Chrétian square off
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Spokesperson for Prime Minister Jana Stotson in a news conference confirming Fyksland's disapproval towards recent honours awarded to two Fyksian citizens by the Canadian governement. Stotson sent letters yesterday to both Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Governor General Adrienne Clarkson expressing extreme discontent regarding the recent naming of Miller Vleet and Pieter Ramse of Fyksland for the Order of Canada. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 19 June, 2001
Import bans removed
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (JN) - Following the first outbreak of foot-and-mouth diesease, Niekopenhaag is the first port to remove the four-month-old ban of imported cheese and dairy products from continental Europe. Officials claims that the risk has been lowered recently and other ports around Fyksland will gradually resume import of meat and other agriculture products. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 20 June, 2001
Mayor repeats apologies following news conference gaffe
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (JN) - In a news conference, Niekopenhaag Mayor Miki Læsmin repeats apologies following yesterday's thoughtless comments about Niekopenhaag bid's for the 2003 International Speed Skating Championship. "I am truly very sorry and I will repeat it again," as Mayor Læsmin confirms his regrets of outraging people from the Dutch, gay and lesbian communities, as well as the people of Niekopenhaag. (to read more...)

Thursday, 21 June, 2001
Pagans gather for summer solstice
TISMHEAN, Jølantä (AP) - Crowds gather on the fields around the ancient Tismhean Columns at dawn to witness the sunrise on this day of the summer solstice. A tradition revived since early 60s, pagans, astronomers, and nature enthusiast alike, congregated at this ancient celtic stone formation much like the Celts would more than 2000 years ago to celebrate the longest day of the year. (to read more...)
Midsummer Day celebration
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Parade marks this year's Midsummer Day celebration in Kaansä as a quarter million revellers celebrated the occasion with flower crowns, peasant costumes and olive branches. Today is the beginning of a four-day long weekend, where the capital will feature street market festivals and bon-fire extravaganza all through the holiday. Spectacular fireworks over the Porti Linitia ended the day's festivities. (to read more...)

Friday, 22 June, 2001
Five died in Highway 1 collision
SINTÄKLEMINEVJOR, Æl (AP) - Five men died and six others injured after a collision occured on King Kristian VI highway 24km north of Sintäkleminevjor. A semi-trailer truck lost control and swirled into on-coming traffic before hitting three vehicles. A five-passenger car plunged into the Sintä Klemine Gorge to the side of the highway. All five passengers in the vehicle were killed. (to read more...)

Saturday, 23 June, 2001
Violence marks Midsummer festival concert
LÆKMIERVOG, Neihtsä (AP) - A Midsummer Day festival concert held in Neihtsä ended in violence this afternoon. The concert, with over 10,000 attendants, was interrupted as crowds erupted into a havoc by sunset. The concert, featuring international performers including Björk, Marilyn Manson, and Alanis Morrisette, was part of the three-day music festival over the Midsummer Day long weekend in Lækmiervog. (to read more...)

`Dui Lantä havete endeligte spreijkeut, torlaate i plislaate, pa einte individtøl et'tideligaal, i øt'sokaal uit peel kompætila inslikinte mæt so planak satana.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kömenteer (7a Sijþsku, 1999)
`Dui Lantá hafete endeligte spreykeut, torlute i plislute, pa einte indifidtýl et'tideligul, i ýt'sokul uit pál kompútila inslikinte mút so planak satana.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kómýntar (7a Syðsku, 1999)
"The nation has finally spoken, loud and clear, to distinguish herself as an individual, and to save herself from completely swallowed by such demonic plan."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson on the Euro Referendum (7th September, 1999)

Søgso NØJ an Euro! Sýgso NÝJ an Euro! Say NO to Euro!