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New marketing campaign urging Canadians to enjoy more beef

March 2004: During the first weeks of March, the Beef Information Centre (BIC) will partner with grocery retailers and foodservice establishments across Canada to encourage customers to ‘Make it Canadian beef for all the right reasons.’

Two airlifted from CN Hotel for CO poisoning

Ken Johnston

The Rainy River Fire Department and Ambulance Service were called to the CN Hotel at about 11 p.m. Sunday night to deal with an apparent Carbon-monoxide poisoning.

How the Cull Animal Compensation Program will work

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Last week it was announced that the Federal Cull Animal Program will be delivered in Ontario by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF). Following is a brief outline of the program.

Rainy River Lions Winter carnival starts Friday

Ken Johnston

While the weather has been more spring like than wintery, it is Rainy River Lions Club annual Winter Carnival time!

What a pain in the butt!


It is just amazing how the rumour mill can really be a “pain in the butt!”

Busy, busy!

Jim Cumming

This column was written in Toronto. It comes following three days of meetings with other publishers from across Canada.

Gavels travel to Swan River to race their sleds

Ken Johnston

The Gavel Snowmobile Racing Team of Stratton travelled to Swan River, Manitoba over the weekend to compete.

Owls bring home silver and bronze from NORWOSSAs

Ken Johnston

Hearts were broken late last week but lost love was not the culprit as four Rainy River High School Owls teams battled for NORWOSSA gold.

Morson fish derby was a great catch!

Ken Johnston

The Morson Live Release Fishing Derby saw a reversal of fortune compared to previous years.

Hockey Bears keep drive for state tourney alive

John Oren

It was on to the semifinal round of the Section 8-A Tournament for the Lake of the Woods hockey team, following a surprisingly difficult quarter final round win over Kittson Central Friday (Feb. 27) night.

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