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Editor's Note: This is an open letter to the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation.

Dear OSSTF leaders,

Only you can prevent wildfires!

"Only you can prevent wildfires!" That slogan has been used by Smokey the Bear for generations and I remember Smokey and game wardens coming to our school as a kid to preach the practise of being smart with fire. While the cause of the Fort McMurray blaze, which can only be termed Hell on Earth, is not known, many forest fires are caused by careless humans. Read more...

Arpin has winning record at All Ontarios

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River High School Senior Hayley Arpin did very well last week in North Bay at the 2016 Ofsaa Badminton Championships. Her ultimate goal was to medal in “B” Flight, but unfortunately came up just short. Read more...

Legion Chat: What exactly is a veteran?

By Walter Wagner President I want to thank those that informed us of their family members that were veterans. There seems to be a bit of confusion as to what makes a veteran. Here is the official version. Read more...

Birthday, yard work and visiting

I do not think we could have crammed more into a weekend than we did this past one! On Friday my brother Pete and his wife Janine, along with my Uncle Bob and cousin Allan hosted my dad, Irwin and mom Norma for a 70th birthday supper one can only safely cook in the warmer temps... deep-fried turkey! Was a great time! Read more...

Anneke Jantje Orme, 67

You left me beautiful memories,
Your love is still my guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You’re always at my side.

Donna Milliard, 81

A Memorial Service for Donna Milliard of Baudette, MN will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baudette, MN. A Prayer service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7PM at the church. 
Donna Mae Milliard, 81 of Baudette, MN entered peacefully into God’s loving hands Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at St. Mary’s hospital, Rochester, MN after a long battle with heart failure.

You failed to mention us in your story

Letter to the editor,
In regards to the Rainy River Relay for Life Cancelled article printed in this weeks paper:

Prices down, but still over 1,200 head sold at first cattle sale of the season

By Ken Johnston Editor The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association kicked off their 2016 sale season by “moooving” 1,246 head through their sales barn in Stratton Saturday. Read more...

Body of missing man recovered on LoW

News Release OPP (KENORA, ON) -On Tuesday April 19, 2016, shortly after 6:00 pm., officers from the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a deceased male being located along the shoreline of Powder Island on Lake of the Woods. Members of the Kenora OPP Marine and Trails Unit and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit attended the location on April 20 and recovered the male. Read more...


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