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Is “Big Brother” watching you when you drive?
Well the answer in some areas of the province is yes.
Rainy River Town Council received a report card with high marks just about all the way around last Monday from Staff Sgt. Hugh Dennis of the Ontario Provincial Police.
The Lake of the Woods Township met on Feb. 3rd at the Bergland Council Chambers. Present were Councillors Bill Lundgren, Alfred Gate, Ernie McCormack, and Colleen Fadden, Mayor Valerie Pizey, Clerk-Treasurer Pat Giles, Road Supt. Ed Pearson, visitors Mike Stanger, Sherri and Colin Harris and Shane White.
The only way to tell now if cattle have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is to kill the animals and microscopically examine their brains. A simple blood test, suitable for live cattle, could soon replace that tedious and costly process, according to a recent announcement in the United Kingdom.
The Rainy River High School Junior Boys Basketball team has been slam-dunking the competition all season long and last Wednesday was no exception when the Whitefish Bay Winterhawks visited Rainy River.
The municipal council of Fort Frances has been quite forthright about the community’s financial shape. The town’s financial books may not be as rosy as they have been in the past decade, but the community’s reserves do cover its total debt.
“I was carrying her then, and now she is carrying me,” said Myrna Armstrong, referring to her daughter Jen who skipped their team to the ‘A’ Championship in the 46th annual RR Ladies Curling Bonspiel Sunday.
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario livestock farmers and their organizations are in search of a solution to the confrontations that are taking place across the province between farmers and the Federal Department of the Environment.
While everyone is getting tired of shoveling, the area deer population is getting tired of trying to move around in the snow.