Local News

Morson fish derby was a great catch!

Ken Johnston
Editor

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
Editor

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


Two airlifted from CN Hotel for CO poisoning

Ken Johnston
Editor

The Rainy River Fire Department and Ambulance Service were called to the CN Hotel at about 11 p.m. Sunday night to deal with an apparent Carbon-monoxide poisoning.


How the Cull Animal Compensation Program will work

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Last week it was announced that the Federal Cull Animal Program will be delivered in Ontario by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF). Following is a brief outline of the program.


Anglers will soon have to “get the lead out”

Ken Johnston
Editor

The government of Canada will soon be telling anglers to get the lead out of fishing.


Gavel family catches racing fever!

Ken Johnston
Editor

It truly was like catching a contagious fever.


The feed disappearing act

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Do you know how much your cows are eating? Feed supply for the cows is an issue for many beef farmers this season. Many producers are retaining more animals than normal, due to depressed cull and breeding cow markets.


Smoking ban butted out by province

Ken Johnston
Editor

Last Tuesday Dr. Peter Sarsfield, the Chief Medical Officer for this region with the Northwestern Health Unit lost his battle to ban smoking from all workplaces here.


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