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Local kids improve their literacy

Ken Johnston
Editor

Last week five students at Riverview Elementary School were honoured by their teacher and principal for completing the Reading Recovery and Later Literacy programs.


Pinewood woman helps boost cancer victims’ self esteem

Michael Hilborn
Staff writer

Passing the hat is more than just a figure of speech for Rachel Korchak.


Region’s health gets failing grade

Michael Hilborn
Staff writer

According to the Northwestern Health Unit, the Kenora/Rainy River district is not exactly a healthy place to live. Furthermore, it’s getting worse.


Cattlemen helped drive local economy to the tune of $1.3 million in 2002

Ken Johnston
Editor

The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association (RRCA) was responsible for driving the district’s economy to the tune of at least $1.3 million last year.


RRCA elect new board of directors

Ken Johnston
Editor

A new slate of officers was elected by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association (RRCA) at their annual meeting in Stratton last Wednesday and this year there will be a new president.


RRCA asks for federal money to run inspection station

Michael Hilborn
Fort Frances Times

The only privately-operated livestock inspection station in Canada is in danger of closing its chutes if the federal government doesn’t open its purse strings, says the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association (RRCA).


RR Legion goes smoke free, CN doesn’t

Ken Johnston
Editor

The smoke continues to hang in the air at several businesses across the greater Northwestern Ontario, despite a ban on all second hand smoke in workplaces by the Northwestern Health Unit January 1, 2003.


Local cattlemen oppose restructuring provincial body

Ken Johnston
Editor

The move by the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) to restructure its board of directors reared its head again this year at the annual Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association (RRCA) meeting last Wednesday.


Area to get “Fitness Fever”

Ken Johnston
Editor

There is a fever coming in February and the health unit won’t give you a shot to prevent it!


Bell slow to deliver high speed internet

Michael Hilborn
Staff writer

The long-awaited, much anticipated DSL Internet service will be coming to the Rainy River District – but not just yet.


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