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Pumpkin festival looking to 'grow' in district

By Ken Johnston Editor While it seems so far away, the time to think about the Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival is now! The festival was revived the last few years and organizers are hoping to “grow” it bigger again this year! Read more...

RR Chamber merges with CIC

By Ken Johnston Editor In an effort to bring two groups with the same interests together, the Rainy River and District Chamber of Commerce has been merged with the RR Community Improvement Corporation. Read more...

Body recovered from the Rainy River Monday

From the Baudette Northern-Light Region According to Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish, his department responded to a 911 call at 11:26 a.m. Monday morning to a body floating on the Rainy River approximately 1 mile east of Baudette. Read more...

OLWS News: Project yields 36 blankets for a good cause

Submitted by Nicole Robinson Project Linus is almost complete at Our Lady of the Way School. During this Lenten project students, staff and community helpers have come together to create 36 blankets for this amazing cause. Read more...

18% boost in legal aid will give 400,000 access

News Release Ontario is giving more people access to affordable legal services by increasing the financial eligibility threshold for Legal Aid Ontario by six per cent, effective immediately. Read more...

Spring bear hunt gets 'thumbs up' from resorts

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times The Ontario government is getting no argument from local tourist operators when it comes to its recent five-year extension of the spring bear hunt. Read more...

OLWS holds Lenten Days

By Nicole Robinson This past week the students at Our Lady of the Way travelled to Pinewood for Mass on Wednesday, March 23rd. Back at the school the students and staff were treated to a delicious Lenten Lunch of soup, buns and a fruit cup. The lunch was prepared by CWL members, Wanda Heyens, Diane Vandenbrand and Mary Vandenbrand. Read more...

Catholic board honours teacher and team coach

At its regular meeting held March 22nd, the Board recognized Teacher and Team Coach, Steven Bryk, for his exemplary dedication and commitment to St. Patrick’s School. Mr. Bryk’s Grade 8 Boys’ Volleyball Team won the Gord Savoy Memorial Volleyball tournament held in Atikokan on November 21, 2015. Then on March 2, 2016 this volleyball team won the Thunder Bay Catholic Elementary championship title.

Colon cancer screening made simple

By Dr. Nicole Zavagnin, Regional Primary Care Lead In Ontario, colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and currently the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. However, when colon cancer is detected early, it is among the most treatable forms of cancer, with 9 out of 10 people cured. Read more....

No foul play in teen's death suspected

No foul play is suspected in the death of 16-year-old Delaine Copenace of Kenora. A post mortem examination was conducted on March 23, 2016 at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto and no evidence of foul play was found. Read more...

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