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Tue, 2016-07-12 10:49
By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday. Council breathed a sigh of relief that the looming postal strike has been averted for the immediate future. With that in mind council withdrew a motion that would have extended tax bill due dates in the event of the mail strike. Read more...
Tue, 2016-07-12 10:48
Editor's Note: Here is some history of the Rainy River Public Library as gathered by Librarian/CEO Michael Dawber. There will be a special open house commemorating its 60th anniversary this Saturday at the Library. All are welcome! Grand Opening “Library Opening Draws Small Crowd” – Rainy River Record, June 7, 1956 A disappointingly small crowd of 38 people attended the opening of Rainy River’s public library last Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. Arrangements had been made for much larger participation, however the program was carried out successfully. A.
Tue, 2016-07-05 10:45
News Release Riverside Foundation Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that this year’s Annual Canada Day Cash Lottery was able to raise a net profit of over $16,000. These profits will be used to purchase five high-low beds for Rainycrest Long Term Care Home. The big draw took place July 1st, 2016 at the Sorting Gap Marina amongst a small gathering of spectators. Read more...
Tue, 2016-07-05 10:41
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Tue, 2016-07-05 10:41
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...
Tue, 2016-06-28 11:06
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...
Tue, 2016-06-28 11:04
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...
Tue, 2016-06-28 10:59
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...
Tue, 2016-06-28 10:58
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...
Tue, 2016-06-21 11:09
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...