Local News

MTO enlists help of technology to monitor Hwy. 11

Ken Johnston
Editor

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
Editor

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.


Pinewood man returns from goodwill trip to Costa Rica

Ken Johnston
Editor

While most people think of laying on the beach sipping margaritas when they go on a tropical vacation, that is not the case when it comes to Kevin Kennedy of Pinewood.


Owls win three of four matches against Whitefish Bay Winterhawks

Ken Johnston
Editor

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.


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.


Snow depths could put some pressure on deer population

Ken Johnston
Editor

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.


4–H honoured its best last Friday

Ken Johnston
Editor

About 100 people were on hand to honour the Rainy River District 4–H Association’s best Friday evening at the Stratton Hall.


Tough Times

Jim Cumming,
Publisher

The municipal council of Fort Frances has been quite forthright about the community’s financial shape. The town’s financial books may not be as rosy as they have been in the past decade, but the community’s reserves do cover its total debt.


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