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Bigger and better Railroad Daze on track for July 14-17th!

By Ken Johnston Editor After last year’s “revival” of Railroad Daze to its early years glory, organizers promise this year to be even bigger and better! Jenna Yeo and Brit Bowman said, “We have added lots of new activities and have expanded the event from three to four days this year!” The 29th Annual Rainy River Railroad Daze Festival will run from Thursday July 14th to the 17th! Read more...

Great Beaver Boat Races set for July 17th!

Submitted by Jack Elliott Rumours are rampant that the Great Beaver is in a vicious mood this year. Seems all the rooting, drilling and blasting for gold north of Barwick has disturbed him particularly as restrictions protecting other wildlife have not specifically been offered to the Great Beaver. Read more...

Seven graduate from eight at Riverview!

By Ken Johnston Editor About 70 people gathered to celebrate Riverview Elementary School’s class of 2016 last Tuesday evening. A total of seven kids graduated this year. They are Liam Pearson, Carlin Drennan, Jaylyn Mason, Carter St. Pierre, Taytum Stone, Robyn Johnson and Jade Scott. Read more...

RR taxes going up

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River residents will see their taxes going up again this year. After last year’s 15% hike, council held the increase this year to about 5% over-all. Read more...

29 RRHS graduates began their walk of life Wednesday

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River High School celebrated graduation of 29 students and 8 alternative education students last Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Despite the lack of participation of RRHS teaching staff members, due to an ongoing labour dispute, the ceremony went well and this year featured ceremonial participation by members of Big Grassy First Nation. Read more...

Warroad man fined $1,500 for overfishing

News Release MNR A Minnesota man has been fined for a fishing violation. Scott Edman, of Warroad, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for catching and retaining more black crappie than permitted. Read more...

Eye Van to visit RR in July

News Release Are you experiencing problems with your vision? Do you have diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration or a family history of eye disease? If you answered yes, please contact your optometrist, family doctor, nurse practitioner or diabetes educator to determine if you may benefit from a referral to the CNIB Eye Van. Read more...

Government moves closer to sharing border entry/exit info. with USA

News Release Fed. Govt. The Government of Canada remains committed to a strong, secure, and efficient border with the United States. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, today introduced legislation in the House of Commons that will allow the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to collect routine biographic information on all travellers exiting Canada. Read more...

Jack Medwechuk named School Bus Driver of the Year!

News Release RRDSB At its June 7, 2016 Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board honoured community partners, and the bus driver of the year, along with employees achieving 25 years of service and retirees. Read more...

RRHS honours its best!

By Ken Johnston Editor Due to job action by the public school board teachers, administrators Michelle Mosbeck and Jim Chorney had to take up the reins on the annual RRHS Academic/Athletic Awards assembly. Mosbeck served as emcee and chorney bbq’d food for those present after the awards were all presented. Here are the awards as presented: Read more...

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