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Rusnak part of delegation to Washington

Submitted by Don Rusnak, M.P. From 14–16 March 2016, the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., House of Commons Co-Chair of the Canadian Section of the Canada–United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, led a delegation to meetings with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Read more....

Tymkin named Rookie of the Year!

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times One of Rainy River's native sons has been deemed the best first-year player in the Superior International Junior Hockey League for a fantastic freshman season. Forward Cole Tymkin of the Fort Frances Lakers was chosen the CCM Hockey rookie of the year this past week, getting the nod over fellow forwards Brad Thrower of the Thunder Bay North Stars and Nash Dabb of the English River Miners. Read more...

Lakes to be refilled earlier than normal

News Release Recent weather conditions have brought warmer than usual weather and above-normal rainfall, resulting in an early start to freshet with rising tributary flows. Under the Rule Curves for Rainy Lake and Namakan Reservoir, prescribed by the Consolidated Order dated January 18, 2001, the refill of these lakes begins on April 1 of each year... Read more...

Poor track maintenance/conditions blamed for derailment

News Release RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R14W0137) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that poor track conditions, and delays in maintenance activities led to the derailment of a Canadian National (CN) train near Fort Frances, Ontario. There were no injuries, and 500 feet of track was destroyed. Read more...

OPP to conduct seat-belt blitz over Easter

News Release A close look at seat belt-related road deaths on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads in recent years suggest that males place far less importance on wearing a seat belt than females do. Over the past five years (2011-2015), a total of 332 people have died in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads as a result of not wearing a seat belt. According to OPP data, 261 of the victims were males and 71 were females. Read more...

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday!

By Ken Johnston Editor Peter Cottontail hasn’t missed an Easter in Rainy River in that last ten years! This Saturday marks the 10th Annual Rainy River Easter Egg Hunt at the Rainy River Recreation Centre! Read more...

Man falls through ice on Lake of the Woods

News Release OPP Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are cautioning everyone to be careful if they chose to travel on the ice. Due to the mild temperatures, Lake of the Woods and other bodies of water have opened up. Not only does melting ice become unsafe, but banks along all bodies of water soften and can pose a threat. On Sunday March 13, 2016 just before 7:00 a.m, police received a call that a male went through the ice in front of Birchwood Nursing Home on Lakeview Drive.

2015-16 Curling Club Champs

Submitted by Deb Armstrong This years club winners of the Rainy River Curling Club are Alicia Anderson, Laurie Fairfield, Missy Jenson & Tiffany Matthew, they over took Ryan Anderson’s team to come out on top. Read more...

Council deals with light agenda

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River Town Council held a fairly short regular monthly council meeting this past Monday. Business was as follows: •Mayor Deb Ewald declared a conflict of interest for a motion passing the 2015 Charitable Tax Rebate for the Northwestern Health Unit. Read more...

Bonot rink off to mixed nationals!

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times Jackie McCormick will get to play for a national championship again—and this time she gets to take her brother along. The Stratton native played third for skip Trevor Bonot, who now lives in Thunder Bay, as the rink captured the mixed provincial crown yesterday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Read more...

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