Local News

Crystal Lindal elected president of RR chamber of commerce

The Rainy River and District Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rainy River.

U.S. side of car bridge to get facelift

Ken Johnston

Plans are in the works to give the Rainy River-Baudette International bridge a major facelift.

MNR conducts border blitz

Three American anglers have been charged with having 28 walleye over the limit following an enforcement blitz on Lake of the Woods.

Aboriginal communities—partners in northern mining ventures

From NRCan

What do a nickel mine in northern Quebec, a gold mine in British Columbia, and a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories have in common?

New tools address rural health-care shortages

Press release

The results are in! New tools developed through the Ontario Rural Council are found to be useful for rural communities to address the chronic health human resource shortages.

Nordin defeats Bonot for mixed title

Joey Payeur

Bryan Bonot was having such a trying day, he even lost track of which stones he was supposed to throw.

The Great Beaver Search underway

Submitted by Jack Elliott

British Columbia may have its Bigfoot and Scotland its Loch Ness Monster, but closer to home, Rainy River has its own illusive celebrity—the Great Bea-ver.

Red Cross launches annual lottery

From the Red Cross

Buying a Red Cross lottery ticket for $40 can mean the chance of winning major prizes—and ensures humanitarian services are available in Ontario communities.

First Nations forestry program supported

Press release

Innovative forestry initiatives in First Nations communities will continue to receive support from the Government of Canada.

Close encounters of the family kind

Michael Hilborn

For most high school students, Encounters with Canada is an opportunity to leave behind the familiar and embrace the new and unknown as they mingle and live with more than 100 students from across Canada for a week.

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