Local News

Valid safety course needed to buy and apply pesticides

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

You must have a valid Grower Pesticide Safety Course (GPSC) certificate before you can purchase, apply, store and/or dispose of any Schedule 1, 2 or 5 pesticide on the land your farm. In addition, all agricultural workers who handle and apply Schedule 2 or 5 pesticides must either be certified through the Grower Pesticide Safety Course, or they must be Trained Assistants (TA’s) who work under the supervision of a Certified Grower. TA training must be renewed every 5 years.


Rainy River Cattlemen hope to hogtie a solution to mad cow crisis

Ken Johnston
Editor

Doom and gloom.
That is the easiest way to describe the future for the Rainy River area’s cattlemen if the border does not reopen to Canadian live cattle soon.


RR cattle inspection station without purpose since BSE crisis

Ken Johnston
Editor

The plight of the Rainy River Cattle Inspection station still remains to be seen as it continues to struggle for survival year after year.


Cattlemen hope MNDM renews vet subsidy program

Ken Johnston
Editor

The district cattlemen may have to pay as much as three times as much for veterinary services on their farms if the province does not renew the current subsidy program due to expire at the end of March.


RRCA elects new slate of officers

Ken Johnston
Editor

At the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association Annual meeting in Stratton last Wednesday a new slate of officers were elected.


Changing seasons

Jim Cumming
Publisher

I realized that winter is almost behind us this past week. That notion struck me as I left work last Tuesday and headed home at the end of the day.


Ingredients needed for Rainy River centennial

Rainy River Centennial Committee
Press Release

Oh that chocolate cake Grandma used to serve on Sunday afternoon. Or how
about that big pot of baked beans Dad used to make up to take on those
camping trips.


Constantly improving our papers

Jim Cumming,
Publisher

I sometimes wonder what exactly is my job. My father used to say “that anything that happens or doesn’t happen is the responsibility of the publisher.” Those words have given me pause to think about the paper and its various divisions.


Canada partially lifts beef ban at

Ken Johnston
Editor

There is a little less beef in the restrictions placed on the Canadian side of the border since the December discovery of a cow with Mad Cow Disease in the US.
People crossing the border into Canada can now bring back up to 5 kilograms (10 pounds) of beef from the United States as long as it is for personal use.


Riverview boys volleyball team #1 in region

Ken Johnston
Editor

It was a moment that they have been waiting for since late November.


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