Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200102

Sunday, 24 June, 2001
Barbeque fire mishap
REKSMJER COUNTY, Viske (AP) - A long weekend camping trip took a wrong turn as a barbeque fire went out of control in a campground in Reksmjer County in Viske early morning. The campground and nearby Legaðe Village were evacuated as Forest and Park Services brought the 2 hectares of forest fire under control. The possibility of a bonfire being a source was not ruled out. (to read more...)

Monday, 25 June, 2001
Pride Week begins
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Mayor Giirtingäär of Kaansä read out the official proclaimation for the GayFest week of celebration for the Kaansä Metropolitatin Area at the flag raising ceremony at City Hall this morning. The celebration, featuring street markets, film and art festivals, fund-raising galas and other events, boasts the claim of the largest gay and lesbian pride festival in Europe. It is expected to attract over 1 million tourists and bring in as much as half a million krons this year. (to read more...)
Food poisoning hospitalised 164
KRETLIGE, Gaamla (AP) - One-hundred-and-thirty-two students and 32 staff at St. Olav School were hospitalised, apparently after consuming salty chocolate balls from the school cafeteria. Most of the victims reported nausea, diarrhea, and other non-life-threatening conditions. The school is shut down until the exact source of contamination has been located. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 26 June, 2001
Testicular peer examination useless
KAANSÄ, (PI) - Testicular peer examination, long promoted as an effective tool against cancer in the testes, may do more harm than good. The statling message, undercutting decades of public health promotion of peer examination, was published today in the University of Kaansä Medical Journal. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 27 June, 2001
And they finally kissed
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Prince Alæsi and his long time companion André Rhéaume were finally seen kissing in public. The couple were attending an AIDS benefit held by Fyksian AIDS Foundation where the Prince is an active patron of the organisation. Public appearance of Prince Alæsi has been rare since the renounciation of his royal title and its associated duties in 1996. (to read more...)

Thursday, 28 June, 2001
Rail fare hike annouced
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (JP) - At a news conference, President Lina Heldige of Fyksland Railroad Corporation (VTK) announced today a 15% increase on all rail fares starting January 2002, a first in 5 years. The fare hike is projected to add 10.6 billion krons in revenue next year. The VTK handles over 600 million passengers last year, over 40% were commuter trips within the Greater Kaansä Metropolitan Region. It is predicted that the price hike will not significantly jeopardise the recent passenger growth. (to read more...)

Friday, 29 June, 2001
Stressed out Fyksians
LAAKTUMAA, Øtali-Vorja (AP) - According to the most recent survey completed by the Psychiatric Association of Fyksland, Fyksians are among the most stressed people within the European Union. The average usual weekly hours for full time employees is 41.5 hours per week, just behind the UK, comparing to the EU average of 38.6 hours. The average of 44.7 hours for manufacturing/food processing sector ranks the top among all industry sectors. (to read more...)
Highway police out on full force
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Anyone heading in and out of Kaansä during the GayFest weekend, better be carefull because highway police and road patrols will be out on full force. Officers will be on the lookout for unsafe vehicles, agressive and drunk drivers as about 1 million visitors are expected to flock to the nation's capital region over the festive weekend. (to read more...)

Saturday, 30 June, 2001
Ricky shakes up Stadium Atlantika
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Latin pop sensation Ricky Martin wrapped up the last of two-nights concerts in Stadium Atlantika Saturday. Over 85,000 fans attended the sold out event despite hot and humid weather. Kaansä was the performer's final stop for his much anticipated Scandinavian tour. (to read more...)

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`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!