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Jim Cumming

Newspapers are in constant need of feedback. Our reporters are provided the opportunity to go out and learn about life and the happenings in the Rainy River district. Those chances to hear stories from individuals and families are what create a community newspaper.

MTO enlists help of technology to monitor Hwy. 11

Ken Johnston

Is “Big Brother” watching you when you drive?
Well the answer in some areas of the province is yes.

O.P.P to step up traffic related enforcement

Ken Johnston

Rainy River Town Council received a report card with high marks just about all the way around last Monday from Staff Sgt. Hugh Dennis of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Lake of the Woods Reeve Pizey discovers $600,000 accounting error in our favour

Ruth Brett

The Lake of the Woods Township met on Feb. 3rd at the Bergland Council Chambers. Present were Councillors Bill Lundgren, Alfred Gate, Ernie McCormack, and Colleen Fadden, Mayor Valerie Pizey, Clerk-Treasurer Pat Giles, Road Supt. Ed Pearson, visitors Mike Stanger, Sherri and Colin Harris and Shane White.

New BSE detection methods sound promising

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

The only way to tell now if cattle have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is to kill the animals and microscopically examine their brains. A simple blood test, suitable for live cattle, could soon replace that tedious and costly process, according to a recent announcement in the United Kingdom.

Owls win three of four matches against Whitefish Bay Winterhawks

Ken Johnston

The Rainy River High School Junior Boys Basketball team has been slam-dunking the competition all season long and last Wednesday was no exception when the Whitefish Bay Winterhawks visited Rainy River.

Armstrong rink wins RR Ladies spiel

Ken Johnston

“I was carrying her then, and now she is carrying me,” said Myrna Armstrong, referring to her daughter Jen who skipped their team to the ‘A’ Championship in the 46th annual RR Ladies Curling Bonspiel Sunday.

Seeking a reasonable approach

Ron Bonnett,
Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario livestock farmers and their organizations are in search of a solution to the confrontations that are taking place across the province between farmers and the Federal Department of the Environment.

Snow depths could put some pressure on deer population

Ken Johnston

While everyone is getting tired of shoveling, the area deer population is getting tired of trying to move around in the snow.

Agriculture Policy Framework approved

Gary Sliworsky,
Ag. Rep.

Ontario Minister of Agriculture and Food Minister Steve Peters and Federal Minister of Agriculture Lyle Vanclief announced that Ontario signed an agreement to implement the Agriculture Policy Framework on December 11, 2003.

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