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Town buys a new grader

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River Town Council met Monday evening to conduct its regularly monthly business. The agenda was a typical summer agenda, very light with the meeting only taking 28 minutes. Council did spend some money, buying a new grader for the public works crew to use around town. It cost $40,000 with trade-in rebates of $5,000. Read more...

New RR school nixed by Min. of Ed.

By Ken Johnston Editor Plans to build a new consolidated school in Rainy River hit a brick wall last week. The Rainy River District School Board received a letter from the Ministry of Education denying the board’s proposed business case under the 2015-2016 School Consolidation Capital Grant program for the construction of a new K-12 public school in Rainy River. Read more...

Public school playgrounds to get enhancements

By Heather Latter Fort Frances Times School yards across the district will be seeing enhancements this summer thanks to the Playground Reinvestment Initiative that directly supports the well-being of students in the Rainy River District School Board.

Guatemala Day in Rainy River promotes a cause

By Ken Johnston Editor For the past decade volunteers from the Rainy River District have been travelling to Guatemala, South America, to help provide a better life for its impoverished citizens. Last Saturday about 40 people from the district gathered at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church in Rainy River to hold their first ever Guatemala Day!

Flag Day honoured all veterans buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery

The first Flag Day in Rainy River drew a crowd of about 40. They stood in the rain in Forest Lawn Cemetery as Rainy River Legion President Walter Wagner, who also organized the event, spoke about and thanked all the veterans buried there. Three wreathes were laid at the Legion cairn located in the cemetery. Read more...

Iris McQuaker Memorial Garden dedicated last Friday

By Lucinda Meyers Principal I had been developing a landscaping plan for the front of the school with Paul Olsen, a local landscaper. As we were working through the plan I received a call from Dixie Watson, the daughter of Iris McQuaker. Iris had taught at Riverview School for many years and they wanted to honor her memory. Read more...

Heyens/Caul win Emo Walleye Classic again!

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times Anyone needing perspective on how big the deciding fish of this past weekend’s 15th-annual Emo Walleye Classic was just needs to look at the final leaderboard. Read more...

New bridge details unveiled

By Ken Johnston Editor A new international bridge between Rainy River and Baudette took another step closer to reality last week when preferred plans for alignment and design were presented in public meetings in both communities. Read more...

Campbell calls for Lyme Disease strategy

News Release Sarah Campbell, MPP Sarah Campbell, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River called upon the Ontario Liberal government to act now to create a comprehensive Lyme disease strategy to help Ontarians with the disease by providing full funding from diagnosis through to treatment. Read more...

Owls host NORWOSSA soccer but fail to advance

By Aaron Short RRHS Sports Reporter The Owls wrapped up their soccer season at NorWOSSA in Rainy River last Monday. Read more...

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