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LoW property owners continue to work on water quality issues

News Release

Lake of the Woods water quality research was the focus of an international conference held in International Falls, MN/Fort Frances, ON March 30. The Lake of The Woods District Property Owners’ Association (LOWDPOA) participated with over 90 water quality experts from Canada and USA agencies who convened to share results and discuss future research activities on the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River basins.

Chem free grad replaces traditional “pit party”

Bob McGreevy
RRHS Principal

In last week’s articles, I mentioned the initial planning meeting for Chem Free Grad 2005. Our second planning meeting took place on Tuesday, April 5th. The turnout of students and parents at the meeting was an indication of the strong support for the event. As planning for the event moves ahead, I thought it might be of interest to readers to know more about Chem Free Grad.

The liver is your largest gland

Al Lowe

This is by far the biggest gland you have. It weighs from about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds. Perhaps it is so large because it does so many things for you.

Designing a container garden is easy

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Container gardening is very versatile and rewarding. Many people are unaware how effective and fulfilling gardening in containers as opposed to in ground beds can be. The possibilities for types of containers and the combinations of plants that can be grown in containers is unlimited. Container gardening can be a great way for the beginner or child gardener to "get their hands dirty", or for the condo or apartment dweller to grow something, or to just add some decoration outside.

Council gives Drs. more flexibility

Ken Johnston

Rainy River Town Council held a busy session Monday evening dealing with everything from the public library moving to working to preserve 24/7 emergency services at the Rainy River Health Centre.

Want to go to the U.S.?

Ken Johnson

Have passport. Will travel.
On January 1, 2008 if you do not have a passport you will not be able to enter the United States.

Local students travel to Italy and France

Ken Johnston

Students from both Rainy River High School and Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program (Stratton) as well as two former students spent their spring break in Italy and France.

Has your yard got ‘Curb Appeal’?

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Nothing is more admired than a well kept lawn and yard. People notice your yard if it is well kept but they will also notice if it is not well kept. The easiest way to increase the appearance of your home is with a nice neat yard and garden. You’ll be amazed at how a little general maintenance will spruce up the overall look of your home.

Farmers plan for the future/from page three

Michael Hilborn
Fort Frances Times

A combination declining population, declining, and restricted markets have threatened the viability of agriculture in the district and the only ones who can fix it are farmers.

Crime Stoppers Report

Kenora/ Sioux Narrows/Minaki area
Sometime prior to February 12th of this year someone broke into a Wolf Island cottage situated on Lake of the Woods.


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