Local News

BSE recovery program enters phase three

Gary Sliworsky,
Ag. Rep.

The Ontario BSE Recovery Initiative Phase III will address market-ready cattle and veal calves that were held in inventory by Ontario producers on May 20 and have not been eligible for a payment under either of the preceding BSE compensation programs.


Municipal nomination deadline is Fri.

Ken Johnston
Editor

As the deadline is fast approaching, very few are rushing to run for political office in Rainy River.


RR rail terminal derailed again

Ken Johnston
Editor

Canadian National Railway employees in Rainy River must feel like they are on a long yo-yo string.


18 RR and Barwick school kids qualify for chess provincials

Ken Johnston
Editor

Marty Johnston, 15, of Rainy River High School, checkmated his way to a perfect score, qualifying for the provincial chess championships last Wednesday in Rainy River.


Cattle are backing up in the system due to BSE

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

The effects of the BSE situation were initially felt in the feedlot sector. The cow calf and stocker industry will feel the second wave of effects when the run of fall stocker sales begins. Currently, fed cattle are backing up in the system, causing a shortage of space, feed and money in the feedlot industry.


Hampton makes campaign stop in Rainy River

Ken Johnston
Editor

Incumbent Member of Provincial Parliament Howard Hampton was in Rainy River campaigning over the weekend with a television crew in tow.


Pumpkin festival this Saturday in RR

Ken Johnston
Editor

Next week it will be big fish, this weekend it will be giant pumpkins as the 9th Annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival is held under the big tent in Rainy River.


Rainy River Playschool offers preschoolers a head start on school

Ken Johnston
Editor

There is a school in Rainy River that some folks may not be aware of.


Aid for farmers announced

Gary Sliworksky
Ag. Rep.

The following is a recent news release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


Kendall Olsen named Vice-principal at RRHS

Ken Johnston
Editor

There is a new face at Rainy River High School.


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