Local News

How to deer proof your garden

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

It may surprise you to know that deer can be a problem for not only the rural gardener but also the urban gardener as well. Deer are very abundant throughout the rural area of the Rainy River district but they are also frequent visitors to many gardens right within the town of Fort Frances. The main priority within a deer’s day is to eat, sleep, and not get captured, with much emphasis on the time spent eating.


Liberals have all the wrong things on the radar

Last week, MPPs returned to work at Queen’s Park for the first time in two months.
I was looking forward to a productive session addressing the issues that matter most to ordinary Ontario families. Well, after one week back, I have good news and bad news.


Police investigating fatal motor vehicle accident

News Release
O.P.P.

(Fort Frances, Ontario) The Emo OPP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on February 20th at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Hwy 11, 4.9 km east of Hwy 502. A westbound car lost control, skidded sideways into the eastbound lanes, and was then struck by an eastbound car and came to rest on the south shoulder of the roadway.


Ahead, warp nine!

Ken Johnston

Don’t blink... you might miss the download!
Thunder Bay Tel was in Rainy River last week installing the equipment for high speed wireless internet services that just became available in the community.


Council debates getting smaller

Ken Johnston

The Town of Rainy River will continue to be governed by six councillors, at least for now.


Train speeds on rise

Ken Johnston

If you noticed the trains are going faster through Rainy River you are not imagining things.


Caregiver of the Year

Tanya Hasbargen
Lakewood Care Center

Karen Usiski, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minnesota, has been named the Minnesota Health & Housing Alliance’s District A “Caregiver of the Year.”


Adding variety to your garden through mail ordering

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Gardening season is just around the corner so I always use the last few days of winter for some garden planning.


The masked marauder known as the Racoon

Al Lowe
Contributor

Have you seen this animal? If you think you have, you are probably right, because it is hard to mistake it for anything else. The black mask, and the furry tail with several rings are the clear mark of the Raccoon, Procyon lotor.


Local church to host a barnival

Susan Douglas
Covenant Church

What’s a Barnival?
Remember the good ole days? If you grew up in Rainy River then perhaps you remember the Barnival. The word is derived from Carnival; “a festive occasion for show, or display for amusement and located in a large barn or building,” thus the name BARNIVAL.


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