Local News

No snakes but plenty of Irish fun this Sunday

Jack Elliott

It is more than a coincidence that Rainy River and Ireland have two items in common every March- No SNAKES and a St. Patrick’s Day Supper.

New marketing campaign urging Canadians to enjoy more beef

March 2004: During the first weeks of March, the Beef Information Centre (BIC) will partner with grocery retailers and foodservice establishments across Canada to encourage customers to ‘Make it Canadian beef for all the right reasons.’

Library asks for more money

Ken Johnston

The Rainy River Public Library Board is asking Rainy River and three other area townships, Dawson, Morley and Lake of the Woods for a $7,108 increase in operatomg funding.

Busy, busy!

Jim Cumming

This column was written in Toronto. It comes following three days of meetings with other publishers from across Canada.

Gavels travel to Swan River to race their sleds

Ken Johnston

The Gavel Snowmobile Racing Team of Stratton travelled to Swan River, Manitoba over the weekend to compete.

Owls bring home silver and bronze from NORWOSSAs

Ken Johnston

Hearts were broken late last week but lost love was not the culprit as four Rainy River High School Owls teams battled for NORWOSSA gold.

Morson fish derby was a great catch!

Ken Johnston

The Morson Live Release Fishing Derby saw a reversal of fortune compared to previous years.

Hockey Bears keep drive for state tourney alive

John Oren

It was on to the semifinal round of the Section 8-A Tournament for the Lake of the Woods hockey team, following a surprisingly difficult quarter final round win over Kittson Central Friday (Feb. 27) night.

Farmers are in dire straits

Paul Mistele,
Ontario Federation of Agriculture Executive Committee

The evidence is piling up and the message is getting stronger - agriculture in Ontario is losing its economic strength and our governments have not responded to the need for new investment. Without such investment, the future of rural Ontario and the farming sector that has kept it viable for so long isn’t bright.

Rodney Brown helping area students learn through his musical talents

Ken Johnston

Learning through the Arts (LTA) is what Riverview Elementary Students did last week when singer and song writer Rodney Brown paid them a visit.

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