Local News

RR Fix it Club starts building its membership

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River now has it’s own “Fix it Club!” Thanks to space donated by the Town of Rainy River in its Public Works/Fire Hall building, a club recently formed.


Local cattlemen oppose national check-off increase

By Ken Johnston Editor At their Annual General Meeting last Thursday, members of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s expressed their opposition to a proposal to raise Check-off fees on sold cattle.


Fort woman wins $100,000 in lottery

News Release OLG Congratulations to Janet Holmes of Fort Frances for winning $100,000 with ENCORE (December 5, 2015 ONTARIO 6/49 draw).


Food bank brings in new year with some changes

By Ken Johnston Editor As the New Year begins the West End Food Bank in Rainy River has made some changes.


Chicken can cross the border again

By Ken Johnston Editor Last year the break out of Avian Influenza saw the banning of bringing poultry into Ontario and Minnesota. Earlier this month the ban into Ontario was mostly lifted.


Council to borrow $330,000 for Main St.

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River Town Council held their first regular meeting of 2016 Monday with a very light agenda.


Mayor refects on 2015 and looks ahead

By Ken Johnston Editor “2015 was a very productive year for Rainy River!” said Mayor Debbie Ewald. Looking back at the previous year, things went much better for the town than they did in 2014.


US customs donates to Ronald McDonald House

News Release US CBP U.S.


Elusive woodpecker and a robin seen during annual bird count

By Michael Dawber Librarian/CEO An elusive Black-backed Woodpecker was the star attraction on the Rainy River Library’s Christmas Bird Count.


2015 in review

By Ken Johnston Editor Editor’s Note: It was another busy year in Rainy River and area. Here are some of the highlights of 2015 as reported through the pages of the Record.


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