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

By Carolee Hogue On June 8, 2016, thirteen members of the Rainy River Hospital Auxiliary met at Haner’s Roadside Restaurant for their luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. Read more...

RRHS honours its best!

By Ken Johnston Editor Due to job action by the public school board teachers, administrators Michelle Mosbeck and Jim Chorney had to take up the reins on the annual RRHS Academic/Athletic Awards assembly. Mosbeck served as emcee and chorney bbq’d food for those present after the awards were all presented. Here are the awards as presented: Read more...

Tips on how to manage your pastures

By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. This is part 1 of a two part article on pasture management. It is June, and the grass is growing faster than you can get animals out on the paddocks to use it. Pasture management decisions made today will enhance pay off later this fall, but it’s time to get on it. Planning for the grazing season ahead includes feed budgeting, seeding, stockpiling, fly control, mineral placement, rotation scheduling, weed control and making hay. Read more...

Teachers boycott lacks respect for the graduates

Aretha Franklin in her lyrics for “Respect” demands the respect of her man. It is a strong provocative message and gained prominence in the Civil Right’s and Women’s Right’s movements in the United States in the late 1960’s. The secondary teachers of the Rainy River District too are asking for respect from the board. Read more...

Graduatin is hard on a diet!

Graduation is extremely hard on a diet! With our big day about six weeks away, we have both been trying hard to lose weight. However, we did not foresee an activity that takes place at this time of the year as a threat to our efforts.... GRADUATION! Read more...

Town buys a new grader

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River Town Council met Monday evening to conduct its regularly monthly business. The agenda was a typical summer agenda, very light with the meeting only taking 28 minutes. Council did spend some money, buying a new grader for the public works crew to use around town. It cost $40,000 with trade-in rebates of $5,000. Read more...

William "Bill" Dale Ewald, 85

With his beloved family by his side, William (Bill) Ewald of Rainy River, Ontario passed away, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

The earwig is a contradictory insect

By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru Due to the mild winters of recent years, earwigs have successfully migrated north and established themselves in the yards and gardens of northwestern Ontario. By far, earwigs seem to be the insect that makes humans cringe the most. When mentioned in conversation, even those that have never seen an earwig have a look of disgust on their face and a comment to match. Read more...

Prepared to cope in stressful situations

Five years ago Kim and I were not sure how our son, Riley, would survive in high school. He has Aspergers Syndrome and has a hard time in large crowds and does not pick up social ques from others. A teacher in Bemidji came up with a special program for autistic kids and Riley took to it pretty well. Read more...

Public school playgrounds to get enhancements

By Heather Latter Fort Frances Times School yards across the district will be seeing enhancements this summer thanks to the Playground Reinvestment Initiative that directly supports the well-being of students in the Rainy River District School Board.

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