Local News

Fort and Emo win RR Men’s Hockey Tourney

Ken Johnston

Men’s hockey season came to a close Sunday at the Rainy River arena with Rainy River’s Packy Yeo team losing in the A final against Fort Frances.


Many young scientists win at local fairs

Ken Johnston

There were scientists everywhere last week. Kids at both Riverview School (Rainy River) and McCrosson-Tovell (Bergland) held their annual science fairs.


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.


Baudette numbers go unlisted

Ken Johnston

Don’t throw out your old phone book if you want to be able to look up a number from Baudette.


Catch the action at Morson Fish Derby

Ken Johnston

It promises to be a great catch!
The 8th Annual Live Release Morson Ice Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday.
The event gets underway at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Morson Hall.


Bridge hit by buncher

Ken Johnston

Last Monday a truck carrying a Feller-buncher struck the Canadian side of the International Bridge at Rainy River.


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.


Improving the longevity

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Cull cow prices are depressed because of a low demand. It has been proven that longer living cows give a greater economic return to the owner. Simply put, a cow must wean a number of calves to cover costs of raising or purchasing her as a replacement.


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