Local News

Surviving technology dependency

Jim Cumming
Publisher

Sometimes the best-planned weeks appear to come unglued. I think that this is the case this week.


The facts about genetically modified food

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Stories about genetically modified (GM) plants pop up in the news quite often. Exactly what is genetic modification? Following are some facts about genetically modified organisms.


Stratton curlers one step away from Scott Tournament of hearts

Ken Johnston
Editor

Two ladies from Stratton are one step away from the Scott Tournament of hearts after they finished second at the District Playdowns over the weekend.


Madness prompts border beef ban

Ken Johnston
Editor

Sheer madness has taken over the border between the United States and Canada.


Agri-news

Gary Sliworsky,
Ag. Rep.

Canadian sheep now have an identification program similar to the one being used for beef. The Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) is an industry-led initiative to develop a trace back system that will address producer concerns about sheep health and meet consume expectations for quality assurance and food safety.


‘Great Beaver’ gets name

Ken Johnston
Editor

January 1, 1904 the hamlet of Beaver Mills, Ontario became incorporated as the Town of Rainy River. Last Thursday, January 1, 2004, about 120 members of the Town of Rainy River gathered for a New Year’s Levee to celebrate the 100th birthday of the community.


How life changes

Jim Cumming,
Publisher

The New Year has arrived. As the publisher of the Rainy River Record, I used to write a weekly column that spoke of issues in the Rainy River Record and of my family. It has been a while since I last wrote and the hankering to begin anew is upon me.


Tis the season of expanding waistlines

Ken’s
Korner

It is no wonder that so many of the commercials on television since Christmas have been for weight loss or exercise products.


Town turns 100 Thursday

Ken Johnston
Editor

Come one! Come all!
The Town of Rainy River, once known as Beaver Mills, will be turning 100 years old this Thursday, January 1, 2004.


Time to take inventory

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

We are coming to the end of another year and you are getting your annual reminder article about taking year end farm inventories. Many businesses take year-end inventories of goods on hand and farm businesses are no exception.


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