Local News

Arrests made for robbery

News Release

During the period from September 22nd, 2004 through to January 3rd, 2005 officers from the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police assisted by the Northwest Region Criminal Investigations Unit have investigated six armed robberies to local businesses in the Fort Frances area.

CN announces record profits for 2004

News Release
CN Rail

CN today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and 12-month period ended Dec. 31, 2004.

New church planned for RR

Ken Johnston

God willing, the congregation at Rainy River’s Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding services in a new church within the next couple of years.

They shall not be forgotten: Pvts. E. Tilson and E. Anderson

Editor’s Note: Here are the next two articles in a series researched and written by Rainy River High School students on WW I veterans.

Thomas Edward Tilson
Private 8th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Canadian Expeditionary Force

Senior Friendship Group News

On Jan. 26th ten seniors met at the depot for fun and fellowship. My arthritis had decided to kick in during the last couple days so was upping heating pad, and pain killers, Florence was our driver today.

How to grow those terrific tomatoes

Melanie Mathieson
The Gardening Guru

Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular vegetable with the home gardener. Even people who do not grow any other vegetable often will have a tomato plant or two tucked in a flower bed, in a patio pot, or a hanging basket.

John Gavel brings home first place from Dauphin sled races

Ken Johnston

Racing season is well underway for the John Gavel family of Stratton.
Just this past weekend they travelled to Dauphin, Manitoba where they competed in several classes of snowmobile racing.

Atikokan woman fined for poaching deer

News Release
Ministry of Natural Resources

An Atikokan woman has been fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to failing to tag a deer.

The BSE blues

Ken Johnston

Nerves are getting short among cattle producers in the the Rainy River District when it comes to BSE.

LoW Council gives permission to hold bass tourney at Morson dock

Ruth Brett

The Lake of the Woods Township council held their regular meeting on Jan. 11, 2005 at Bergland. Present were Mayor V. Pizey, Councillors J. Moen, C. Fadden, T. Sepers, B. Lundgren, ClerkTreasurer P. Giles, Road Supt. E. Pearson, Fire Chief W. Detwieler, and 4 visitors.

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