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RRHS has a busy spring planned

Bob McGreevy
RRHS Principal

(NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles designed to provide our communities with information about events at Rainy River High School.)
Despite the fact that there is still snow on the ground, plans for Grad 2005 are well underway. Members of the Class of ’05 will be holding their annual fund raising Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 2nd at the Legion. All are welcome.

Slugging it out with slugs and snails

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Slugs and snails like damp and cool weather. You will often find the most damage from slugs and snails on your plants in the north, or northeast and northwest gardens. Gardens with more shade and lower light conditions tend to harbour more slugs due to their moister conditions. With the above average rainy weather, the damage from slugs and snails can be more wide spread as the conditions are more favourable for these pests and they will take advantage of the situation.

A world class museum

Ken Johnston
Editor

Long before any Europeans, even the Vikings, ever visited this continent aboriginal culture was thriving and just to the east of Rainy River was the centre of civilization for hundreds of years.

Riverside honours employees for years of service

News Release
Riverside HCF

Riverside Health Care Facilities honoured a number of its staff last Tuesday. They are:

New Quarter Century Members as of January 31, 2005 - Marie Allan-Minier, Susan Boersma, Janet Gosman, Gail Govier, Twyla Howarth, Theresa Huntley, Janet Lenart, Evelyn Mathews, Karla Rogozinski, Soledan Dantiago, Sandra Scott, Bonnie Simmons and Kim Strain.

CN averts strike by signalmen

News Release
CNR

CN and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) today signed a tentative labour contract covering 644 union members who maintain and repair CN‚s signals and communications systems across Canada. As a result of the tentative agreement, there will be no labour disruption at midnight, Friday March 25.

Province offers fire departments grants

News Release
Ontario Government

The Ontario government is helping Ontario municipalities better protect residents by providing funding to municipal fire departments for training and equipment for the first time in more than 20 years, Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Monte Kwinter announced today.

LoW council discusses landfill usage by First Nations/

Ruth Brett
Contributor

The Lake of the Woods Township Council met on March 8th at Bergland. Present were Mayor Pizey, Councillors J. Moen, C. Fadden, T. Sepers and B. Lundgren, Clerk-Treasurer P. Giles and 13 visitors.

The trick to having veggies earlier

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Do you remember your parent’s garden from when you were a child? Your mother spent August canning or freezing the peas and beans, corn was ready when you went back to school and the beefsteak tomatoes were picked green before a big frost, in September and ripened in the house. Does this sound familiar?

Police warn of computer scam

News Release
O.P.P.

The Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police would like to warn the public of a possible scam. An email message is being circulated in which the author claims to be with the Contract Award and Project Verification Department of the Ministry of Works. This person is seeking assistance in investing millions of dollars.

Trying to keep from missing the bus

Ken Boshcoff
M.P. Thunder Bay-Rainy River

For those of you in Rainy River who know me, you are aware that I like to experience first-hand the situations we are working to improve.

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