Saturday, October 25, 2014

District

Calendar winners

Tracey Cobiness (Kenora) won the $50 up for grabs in the local Alzheimer Society’s cash calendar draw for October.
The $40 winners included Joan Hanson and Dianne Drake (Fort Frances), Laurie Desserre (Dryden), Pauline Cronley (Ear Falls), and John Bergen, Curt and Caren Leutschaft, and Karl Lang (Vermilion Bay).

Campbell outlines key priorities

At the start of the new fall session in the Ontario legislature on Tuesday, local MPP Sarah Campbell wasted no time laying out priorities for Kenora-Rainy River.
Within recent months spent in the riding, Campbell talked directly with residents about their needs and highest priorities.

RRFDC here to lend a helping hand

Many budding entrepreneurs have ideas for a small business but don’t know where to start.
No worries—the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is here to help.
With Oct. 19-25 being “Small Business Week,” RRFDC business development officer Angela Halvorsen concedes the economic development side sometimes tends to get more publicity.

Small business owners give advice

Thinking of starting a small business?
It’s “Small Business Week” (Oct. 19-25) and the Times caught up with some of the more recently-started local ones to get some advice straight from the source.
Ben Morelli, who opened “From the Grind Up” on Scott Street in February, 2013, said networking is vital.

Board games seeing a revival

In such a technological age, it may seem strange that board games once again are gaining popularity.
But a local gaming group wants people to know that board games are back—and anyone can join in the fun.

Missing teen located

The Rainy River District OPP has confirmed that 16-year-old Adrianna Copenace was located safe here yesterday.
She had been reporting missing last week.
The OPP would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

Crossing closed tomorrow

CN notified the town this morning that the rail crossing at McIrvine Road here will be closed to vehicles tomorrow (Oct. 22) from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The closure is necessary to complete maintenance work on the track within the crossing.
Motorists will have to use the Portage Avenue underpass to go to and from the north end of town.

Teen missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking public assistance in locating a missing Fort Frances teen.
Adrianna Copenace, 16, was last seen Oct. 15 leaving a Third Street East residence in Fort Frances.
She is described as a First Nations’ female, 5’3” and weighing 118 pounds, with long brown hair.
She was wearing a grey sweater with pink leggings.

Numbers up at border here

In August, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port of entry processed 101,462 travellers in 48,670 vehicles, which represents a one-percent increase in travellers and a two-percent rise in vehicles from last August.
More than 368 international travellers entered by bus.

Two schools land funding

Students and staff at both Rainy River High School and Atikokan High School received great news at the Rainy River District School Board’s regular meeting last Tuesday night in Rainy River.
The board approved, in principle, spending $1.5 million on renovations for the two schools.
Of that, RRHS will receive about half the funds.

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