Local News

4–H members harvest good crop of awards

Michael Hilborn
Fort Frances Times

The Rainy River District 4-H Association held its annual awards banquet in Stratton on Friday, paying tribute to those members and volunteers who have helped it become a thriving organization in the district.

Coal is quite cheap these days/from page eight

Al Lowe

How many of you are old enough to remember the coal furnace? Sifting the ashes, ‘fixing the furnace’, how long it took to get the house warm after the fire went out. And your mother’s anger at the coal dust which came with every delivery.

All Ontario bound!

Submitted by
Lorne Jonassen

Kelsey Jonassen and Madison Boisvert attended the Festival of Stars (Skate Canada Northern Ontario Sectionals) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on February 11 - 13, 2005.

Shantelle Davidson tries out for Canadian Idol

Ken Johnston

Is Shantelle Davidson of Rainy River destined for stardom?
On February 20th she travelled to Saskatoon, Sask. to audition for Canadian Idol.

Nancy Miller reels in big prize at Morson Fish Derby

Ken Johnston

The weather was perfect and the fishing was good at the 8th annual Morson Ice Fishing Derby last Saturday.

VFW fishing derby returns this Saturday after eight year absence

Ken Johnston

Its been eight years but the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 41st annual fishing derby has been reborn.

A garden grown to attract hummingbirds

Melanie Mathieson

I don’t know of one person that isn’t mesmerized when they see a humming bird. Hummingbirds make their home in the forest and in urban settings. I am always utterly amazed when I see a hummingbird in the depths of the forest miles away from any roads or flower beds for that matter.

Soon the Pussy Willows will be out

Al Lowe

There are lots of willow trees in Canada. Actually, there are about 90 species in Canada (and some which have been brought in from elsewhere). And there are about three hundred different species in the world. Add to this the fact that many of them crossbreed with each other, and you have a family with a whole bunch of trees in it.

Fort and Emo win RR Men’s Hockey Tourney

Ken Johnston

Men’s hockey season came to a close Sunday at the Rainy River arena with Rainy River’s Packy Yeo team losing in the A final against Fort Frances.

Many young scientists win at local fairs

Ken Johnston

There were scientists everywhere last week. Kids at both Riverview School (Rainy River) and McCrosson-Tovell (Bergland) held their annual science fairs.

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