Local News

Efficient feed utilization

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Beef cattle producers will soon have a new simpler breeding tool to select for efficient feed utilization, one of the biggest costs in beef production. Scientists at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centre in Lethbridge, in collaboration with a network of Alberta scientists and major breeding associations, are currently developing expected progeny differences (EPD) for this complex trait.


Centennial coins arrive!

Ken Johnston
Editor

Cha-Ching!
Soon Rainy River’s citizens will be hearing the sound of the newly minted $3 centennial beaver bucks!


Theater gets ready to ‘cut Foot Loose’, Curtain rises this Thursday

Tammi Bredson
Director of Footloose

They were shaking their feet to the rhythm of the music Sunday as a run through for the upcoming Baudette Community Theater production of Foot Loose was held.


Next week is Rainy River District Agriculture Days

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Spring is now officially here and the winter season of courses and meetings is winding down. The last ‘big’ event before everyone becomes tied up in spring activities is only days away - Rainy River Ag Days. This year it will be taking place at the Barwick Hall on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8.


Clinton Park turns 100, Queen sends special greetings

Ken Johnston
Editor

Everyone wants to live to be 100, but very few can say they have made it to that incredible milestone.


Chamber looking for input on annual fund raiser

Sarah Berg
RR Chamber of Commerce

Over the past several summers, many brave local people have shaved their heads in an effort to raise money for a good cause.


WTO rules in Canada’s favour, Softwood lumber is traded fairly

News Release
Lumber Trade Alliance

The Canadian lumber industry hailed a decision today from the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an unambiguous and complete victory for Canada. The WTO Panel ruled in Canada’s favour on every key issue that Canada raised and said that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) failed to prove not only that lumber imports from Canada would increase substantially but also that any increase would threaten to injure U.S. producers.
The Panel ruling was distributed to parties on December 19, 2003 but the report was made public today.


Local skater one of the highest ranked in the district, First a student, now a teacher

Ken Johnston
Editor

Skating before she could walk... well not quite but close!
Athena Pirkl, 17, of Rainy River, has been on figure skates since she was about four or five years of age and now is one of he highest ranked skaters in the Rainy River District.


Couple loses home to fire

Ken Johnston
Editor

Outdoor deep-fryer said to be the cause
Last Tuesday evening fire claimed the home of Walter and Debbie Wagner on Blue Road #2, just northeast of Rainy River.


O.P.P. teach Rainy River seniors how to avoid being bilked

Ken Johnston
Editor

It is as heinous a crime as anyone could imagine. Bilking senior citizens out of their life savings has become a serious problem in Ontario as telemarketing and door to door con-artists have discovered ways to take advantage of this demographic.


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