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The trick to having veggies earlier

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Do you remember your parent’s garden from when you were a child? Your mother spent August canning or freezing the peas and beans, corn was ready when you went back to school and the beefsteak tomatoes were picked green before a big frost, in September and ripened in the house. Does this sound familiar?

Police warn of computer scam

News Release
O.P.P.

The Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police would like to warn the public of a possible scam. An email message is being circulated in which the author claims to be with the Contract Award and Project Verification Department of the Ministry of Works. This person is seeking assistance in investing millions of dollars.

Trying to keep from missing the bus

Ken Boshcoff
M.P. Thunder Bay-Rainy River

For those of you in Rainy River who know me, you are aware that I like to experience first-hand the situations we are working to improve.

DSSAB severely underfunded

News Release
RR DSSAB

The Province of Ontario is not paying its share of the services downloaded to the Municipalities, leaving the Municipal taxpayer holding the bill.

RRFA to deal with farm

Ken Johnston

When a crisis occurs people can do one of two things. They can either do nothing and walk away or take the bull by the horns and seek a solution.

Campaign of hope begins

Ken Johnston

As April approaches a sure sign of spring is now available in area stores.
The annual Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil drive is now underway.
Rainy River Cancer Society volunteer Laurene “Buddy” Hannam is busy helping coordinate the fund raising activity in the west end of the district.

Hospital Aux. to help deliver daffodils at end of March

Irene Hanson
Hosp. Aux.

Fifteen members were present for our luncheon meeting at the Roadside Restaurant. Joan Hall said Grace, and we joined in a very nice lunch, served by Kim. It was enjoyed by all.

Farmers to be exempt from new water permit fees

News Release
Ont. Government

The Ontario government is exempting farmers from the new administrative fees for permit to take water applications, Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky and Agriculture and Food Minister Steve Peters announced today.

Local elementary teachers to work to rule

Public elementary school teachers, who are members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), are planning on working-to-rule in the Rainy River area after March break.

Tricking your garden into thinking it’s Spring

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Sometimes gardeners wonder if spring will ever arrive as they are anxiously waiting to start gardening. While many of us dream of having our very own greenhouse, the reality is that most gardeners do not have a greenhouse or even a cold-frame. Although there are some great new kits and small greenhouses that are made affordable to the homeowner, many of us will never have our own greenhouse. But don’t despair, there are some products on the market that we can use to push the season and mimic the growing conditions of a greenhouse, cold-frame, or even warm weather.

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