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Agri-food to drive northern growth

By Mark Kunkel, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Northern Ontario is one of agriculture’s biggest untapped opportunities. Climate change, improved land drainage, new crop varieties and the use of innovative technologies like precision agriculture and row covers are all leading to the rise of productive farmland in northern Ontario. Read  More...

Politicians all sound the same

The spin-doctors for the party leaders in the upcoming federal election have done a great job for the leaders.

To read all the stories in this week's Record....

Right down to the wire for local team champions - RRWT

In the closing moments of Saturday’s weigh-in, it was an all-or-nothing proposition.

The defending champs had nothing so the champs-in-waiting won it all.
With Tricia and Greg Bombay Sr. getting skunked for the day, Jim Hall and Joey Bonhomme of Rainy River captured the 18th-annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament—and the $15,000 first prize—out of 84 teams. Read more

Finished road repairs worth the wait

We are all too prepared to accuse the provincial government centered in Toronto of not understanding Northwestern Ontario.  Some of those criticisms are warranted.  Many are not. The province has set an aggressive schedule rebuilding Ontario’s highways. Across the Rainy River district we are experiencing a grand upgrade of our highway system. Read more

Grateful for Record Experience

To the team at the Rainy River Record & The Fort Frances Times,

Grateful for Record Experience

Dear Rainy River Record,

I heard that it is the end for the Record, which is a truly

sad event. I would just like to thank you for the writing opportunity you provided me the past two years. If you could extend the Thanks to Ken it would be appreciated.

All the best, Aaron Short

Clayton Carl Lundgren, age 34

Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Clayton Carl Lundgren, 34 of Bergland, Ontario on Saturday September 17, 2016 in Fort Frances, Ontario.
Clayton was born on June 8, 1982 in Fort Frances, to James and Wanda Lundgren, he grew up in Bergland along with siblings. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing and spending time with family.

Sad to read of closing

Dear Rainy River Record,
I was very sad to read that the Rainy River Record will be ceasing publication. The paper was a link to the town where I was born and grew up and like many others who no longer live in the area, the Record provided news of the area and people that I still have affection for.

Like losing a family member

Dear Rainy River Record,


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