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Langner named Mayor, Drennan to fill council vacancy in Dawson

By Ken Johnston Editor There is a new face on the Township of Dawson’s council. Dawn Drennan, will be sworn in as a councillor at the September 7, 2016 meeting. She will be filling a vacancy left on council by Bill Langner. Read more...

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Fort teen named Emo Fair Queen

By Heather Latter Fort Frances Times Thursday morning she was sitting in the emergency room at La Verendrye Hospital here. That night she was being crowned the 2016 Emo Fair Queen. Harleigh Brow-Rose of Fort Frances was a real trooper last week—when the majority of the queen contestant activities took place—and it obviously paid off. Read more...

Province to begin identifying infrastructure priorities

News Release Ontario will launch the intake process in early September to identify municipal and First Nations projects to be funded under phase one of the federal government’s new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, Premier Kathleen Wynne said today. Read more...

34 compete in RR Open

Submitted by Bob McGreevy Sunday morning saw 34 avid golfers assemble at the scenic and challenging Spruce Creek Golf Course in Morson for the annual Rainy River Open. The level of competition was excellent, and at the end of the day the following results were turned in. Read more...

New rules on medical marijuana released by federal government

News Release Health Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - In response to the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Allard v. Canada, Health Canada today announced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The ACMPR will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as the regulations governing Canada’s medical cannabis program, and will come into force on August 24, 2016. Read more...

Medical marijuana dispensary to open in RR

By Ken Johnston Editor Rainy River will be getting a new business some time in the next two months. Angela Ferguson attended the regular monthly meeting of town council Monday to inform them of plans to open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Rainy River. Read more...

Public meeting scheduled to be held on water level management

The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) will meet with the public in Kenora, Ont. on August 10 to discuss issues related to the management of water quality and water levels in the 70,000 square-kilometer (27,000 square-mile) drainage basin. Read more...

Beef club members prepare for the fair

By Timothy Borsema United Beef Club Our fourth meeting was held at Neil and Angela Haw’s house on June 27, 2016. Our President Hayden Haw called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Read more...

Public input on water rule curves said to be essential

By Cameron Penney Summer reporter The International Joint Commission’s Rule Curves Review Study Board hosted several public meetings last week, in both the district and across the border, to discuss the possibility of adjusting the rule curves for Rainy and Namakan lakes. Read more...

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