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Soil samples influenced by many variables

Occasionally there are questions about whether soil sample values can change depending on the weather in a given year, or the time of year the sample was taken. There is no easy answer. Soil test values vary over time, but for most soil tests the variation is relatively small, and the direction of change is not always predictable. Read more

Cyclamen - a great flowering plant for little care

As the growing season comes to an end there are still many gardening tasks to carry out before the snow flies.  Due to the near drought summer conditions we have faced, our lawns have taken a beating this past season.  A little fall preparation will get them up to snuff and prepare them for a healthy start next spring. Read more

Difficult Decision

Back on April 1, 1985, we wrote on the front page of the Rainy River Record that as owners, we intended to keep separate the publications of the Fort Frances Times and Rainy River Record. 
    We wrote, “ We hope to aid in the growth of business, educational and cultural activities in the community and we encourage the participation of all our readers through ideas, articles, letters and pictures.” Read more

Letter to the Editor

I would just like to say, to the town employees who have looked after the flower baskets on Atwood Ave, “what a terrific job!” We were in numerous different towns this summer, big and little, and none came even close to being as beautiful as Rainy River’s. Certainly something to be proud of and I think they are still getting better!!!

Bea Neilson

Clayton Carl Lundgren, Funeral Announcement

With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing Clayton Carl Lundgren, 34 of Bergland, Ontario, on Saturday September 17, 2016 in Fort Frances, Ontario.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the Bergland Hall, Bergland, Ontario. A complete funeral announcement to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

John Peterson

A graveside service will be held on Friday September 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. for John Peterson at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Rainy River, Ontario. Reception to follow at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at

Carolyn June Holmes, 73

Carolyn June Holmes passed unexpectedly September 16 2016 at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Rainy River ON at the age of 73. June is survived by her children Sparkie Holmes of Rainy River ON, Marjorie Dusome and Pattie May of Canal Flats BC, and Minnie May of AB. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and siblings Melvin Milne, Elsie Gerula, Alice Blixt, Linda Stewart, Susan St Pierre, Connie Stewart, Mary Ann Olson, their spouses, and Joy Milne as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

NWHU issues workplace wellness challenge

News Release NWHU October is Healthy Workplace Month and the Northwestern Health Unit is inviting workplaces to participate in our 4th annual Workplace Wellness Challenge! Read more...

RR Hosp. Aux. News: Volunteers needed to help sell pull tabs

Submitted by Carolee Hogue President Joyce Penner called our first meeting to order and began the meeting with the Auxiliary Prayer. Donna McDonald introduced a potential new member, Victoria Sabo to our meeting and Bev Langner mentioned that the new membership cards have been printed by Brigitta McGreevy and that she will pass them on to Eleanor Wiersema who is our new Membership Co-ordinator. The minutes were read and the Treasurer’s Report was given. Read more...

Legion Chat: Wish you well Ken!

By Walter Wagner President This is the last chat that our editor Ken will read as this is his last week of work for the Record. It’s been a pleasure working with you and we wish you well on your future endeavours. Read more...


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