Local News

Internet reunites Alaskan Highway builders after 60 years

Ken Johnston
Editor

In a song by Canadian artist Tom Cochrane he said “Life is a Highway.”
For two men, now in their 80s, the Alaskan Highway definitely had an impact on their lives.


Proper nitrogen analysis is important

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Agri-Food Laboratories of Guelph has received a significant number of soil samples recently where the accompanying paper work asks for analysis of Organic Matter, pH and Nitrogen.


Stratton turns 100!

Ken Johnston
Editor

They kicked off their 100th birthday with the roar of police special Harley Davidson motorcycles in Stratton last Tuesday.


CNR plans to go to much longer trains

Ken Johnston
Editor

In efforts to make freight rail service more efficient from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Fort Frances, Ont. CNR has begun construction of 8 new sidings between the two points.


16th annual Railroad Daze to be full of fun

Ken Johnston
Editor

The 16th Annual Rainy River Railroad Daze festival is set to run full steam ahead July 18-20th.


No other greater crop

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

There is no other crop with such a wide range of management as forages. Some farmers apply high rates of fertilizer to push for maximum yields. Others treat forages as the “poor sibling” in the rotation, making do on whatever fertility is left over from the other crops.


Riverside Health Care board takes care of business at annual meeting in Rainy River

Ken Johnston
Editor

It was short and to the point!
The annual meeting of the Riverside Health Care Facilities Board was held in Rainy River last Thursday with only 10 people in attendance; besides the 12 board members.


Class of 2003 steps into adulthood

Ken Johnston
Editor

Last Tuesday 48 graduates were honoured at Rainy River High School’s 2003 commencement exercises.


Forage harvest has started

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Forage harvest has started in some parts of the district with some reports of slightly reduced yields. Forages in the area are about a week to a week and a half behind normal depending upon the amount of rainfall received, which has been quite variable.


Riverview school graduates

Ken Johnston
Editor

Thirteen students at Riverview Elementary School in Rainy River graduated into high school last Friday evening when the annual commencement exercises were held.


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