Local News

Bergland hall issues top LoW council’s agenda

Ruth Brett
Bergland Correspondent

The first Lake of the Woods Council meeting of 2004 was held on Jan. 6th at the Bergland Council chambers with councillors Colleen Fadden, Ernie McCormack, Bill Lundgren, Alfred Gate, Mayor Pizey, Clerk- Treasurer Pat Giles and Road Supt.


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.


Madness prompts border beef ban

Ken Johnston
Editor

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


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.


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.


FDA takes aim at bioterrorists

Ken Johnston
Editor

Planning on taking some food to the United States in the near future? Well as of December 12, 2003 the rules have all changed.


Agri-news: 2003 has been a challenging year

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

The new year is almost here and once again it is a reminder of how quickly time passes. It is also an opportunity to stop and reflect on what has happened this past year, even though we might prefer to forget it.


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