Local News

RRHS students experience life in Costa Rica

Ken Johnston

It seems the southern destination that has been drawing this area’s residents this winter has been Costa Rica, but not for leisure time on the beaches.

Just for Kix bring home gold and bronze from Fargo

Jen Moeller

The Baudette Just for Kix dance teams have again competed successfully under the direction of Amy Potts.

Fish shack owner charged

Ken Johnston

Last Tuesday the ice was not the only thing to go out in Rainy River. An abandoned ice fishing shack went with the ice.

Efficient feed utilization

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Beef cattle producers will soon have a new simpler breeding tool to select for efficient feed utilization, one of the biggest costs in beef production. Scientists at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centre in Lethbridge, in collaboration with a network of Alberta scientists and major breeding associations, are currently developing expected progeny differences (EPD) for this complex trait.

WTO rules in Canada’s favour, Softwood lumber is traded fairly

News Release
Lumber Trade Alliance

The Canadian lumber industry hailed a decision today from the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an unambiguous and complete victory for Canada. The WTO Panel ruled in Canada’s favour on every key issue that Canada raised and said that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) failed to prove not only that lumber imports from Canada would increase substantially but also that any increase would threaten to injure U.S. producers.
The Panel ruling was distributed to parties on December 19, 2003 but the report was made public today.

Local skater one of the highest ranked in the district, First a student, now a teacher

Ken Johnston

Skating before she could walk... well not quite but close!
Athena Pirkl, 17, of Rainy River, has been on figure skates since she was about four or five years of age and now is one of he highest ranked skaters in the Rainy River District.

Couple loses home to fire

Ken Johnston

Outdoor deep-fryer said to be the cause
Last Tuesday evening fire claimed the home of Walter and Debbie Wagner on Blue Road #2, just northeast of Rainy River.

O.P.P. teach Rainy River seniors how to avoid being bilked

Ken Johnston

It is as heinous a crime as anyone could imagine. Bilking senior citizens out of their life savings has become a serious problem in Ontario as telemarketing and door to door con-artists have discovered ways to take advantage of this demographic.

LoW council passes bylaw to applause of citizens

Ruth Brett

Lake of the Woods Council held a special meeting on March 16. Present at this meeting were the Mayor and all Councillors, Clerk-Treasurer, R. Morgan solicitor for Langilles and again about 25 community members.

Centennial coins arrive!

Ken Johnston

Soon Rainy River’s citizens will be hearing the sound of the newly minted $3 centennial beaver bucks!

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