Local News

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.

Film crews invade Rainy River

Ken Johnston

Move over Tinseltown, the movie making crews have arrived in Rainy River.

Exercise machine donated by hosp. aux.

Irene Hanson
R.R. Hospital Auxiliary

We opened our regular meeting with only eight members present. All joined in reading the auxiliary prayer, followed by Jessie Bodnarchuk reading the minutes and Myrna Armstrong giving the financial report.

School’s future looks bright

Ken Johnston

Rainy River High School received a big boost of confidence last week when the board of education voted to spend $1 million on the facility.

Oh what a relief!

Ken Johnston

Relief efforts are in full swing in Rainy River for victims of the Tsunami that devastated South East Asia Dec. 26th.

What will be the next boom?

Ken Johnston

What could be that one thing that brings boom to our little town?
You have heard the saying “It’s either boom or bust,” haven’t you?

Great Grays highlight of Christmas bird count

Ken Johnston

If you are a bird-watcher you know that any time is a good time to watch birds.
Mark Johnson of St. Paul, Minnesota makes it an annual event to count birds in the Rainy River and Morson area each and every Christmas.

Pass the gardening fun onto the next generation

Melanie Mathieson
The Gardening Guru

Many gardeners forget to include the children, whether their own, their grandkids, or the neighbours’ when it comes to gardening

Local bus service may be cut

Ken Johnston

Grey Goose/Hound is proposing cutting several runs in Northwestern Ontario.

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