Local News

Centennial committee winds down

News Release
RR Centennial Committee

Wasn’t that a party! Seems to be a sentiment shared by all who participated in Rainy River’s Centennial year.

2005 to be the year of the veteran

News Release
War Amps

In response to the federal government’s declaration of 2005 as the Year of the Veteran, The War Amps is planning to be ‘first off the mark’ with a music video now under production.

Christmas party was fun

Kudos to those who entered the Santa Claus parade

Monique Gall
Recreation Director

This past summer was a busy time for the recreation board and staff with our centennial celebrations, the walleye tournament, Railroad Daze and the Labour Day Tournament.

Prov. hopes to ban smoking

News Release
Ont. Government

The McGuinty government is protecting the health of all Ontarians by introducing legislation that would prohibit smoking in all workplaces and enclosed public places in the province, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today.

Come visit Snowflake Village

Story and photos by Ken Johnston

There is a little town within our big town. It is a place where life is carefree and there are no taxes. Its name is Snowflake Village and it is located at Susie and Jim Armstrong’s Third St residence.

Taxpayers facing high ambulance costs

Ken Johnston

Despite the power going off early on, Rainy River town council had a busy session Monday night.

Food and the holidays

New song books put to use at long term care facility

Irene Hanson

Although we didn’t have a regular meeting in December, it doesn’t mean we weren’t very busy with the many projects we had going.
Our members were involved in work parties, making perogies, cabbage rolls, Christmas puddings, and crafts.

Pileated Woodpecker

Al Lowe

This is by far the largest of the woodpeckers of Northern Ontario, and certainly the most impressive. As big as a crow, black with white lines on face and neck, and with a flaming red crest, this is a bird which cannot go unnoticed, even by the most casual passer-by.

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