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Flag Day honoured all veterans buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery

The first Flag Day in Rainy River drew a crowd of about 40. They stood in the rain in Forest Lawn Cemetery as Rainy River Legion President Walter Wagner, who also organized the event, spoke about and thanked all the veterans buried there. Three wreathes were laid at the Legion cairn located in the cemetery. Read more...

Philip Pochailio, 95

Philip Pochailo passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2016, surrounded by family in Ottawa, Ont., at the age of 95.
He lived with integrity and purpose through to the end.

DEATH NOTICE: William "Bill" Dale Ewald, 85

William “Bill” Dale Ewald

Iris McQuaker Memorial Garden dedicated last Friday

By Lucinda Meyers Principal I had been developing a landscaping plan for the front of the school with Paul Olsen, a local landscaper. As we were working through the plan I received a call from Dixie Watson, the daughter of Iris McQuaker. Iris had taught at Riverview School for many years and they wanted to honor her memory. Read more...

Legion Chat: Flag Day was good!

By Walter Wagner President Flag Day was o.k. a little damp, a few glitches, but all in all it was good. I want to acknowledge Marjorie Stintzi’s research and efforts to find our veterans. Read more...

Big bridge party is in order!

The construction of a new international bridge here is exciting news! And while it has been talked about for nearly a decade, it is almost a reality! When the first bridge opened 10,000 people were said to have attended the gala ceremonies opening it! Read more...

Heyens/Caul win Emo Walleye Classic again!

By Joey Payeur Fort Frances Times Anyone needing perspective on how big the deciding fish of this past weekend’s 15th-annual Emo Walleye Classic was just needs to look at the final leaderboard. Read more...

Dolores (Dode) Meyers, 86

It is with great sadness that the family of Dolores (Dode) Meyers announces her passing on May 14, 2016 at the Rainy River Long Term Care Centre.

Campbell calls for Lyme Disease strategy

News Release Sarah Campbell, MPP Sarah Campbell, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River called upon the Ontario Liberal government to act now to create a comprehensive Lyme disease strategy to help Ontarians with the disease by providing full funding from diagnosis through to treatment. Read more...

Agri-News: Species at Risk Farm Incentives available

By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2016. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), with support from Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, is pleased to support producers who are enhancing farm habitat for species at risk across the province. With streamlined funding levels and new bundled application forms—and up to $20,000 available per farm business—it’s easy to benefit more with SARFIP.

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