The Emo Centennial Choir is ready to get everyone into the holiday spirit.
It will present “Oh! What a Wonderful Child!”—a Christmas celebration of songs and readings—this Monday (Dec. 9) at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
“We’re back after a four-year hiatus,” said director Renée Martin-Brown, adding they have a new accompanist in Yvonne Friesen.
The executive directors of Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services and Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will sign an historic agreement tomorrow (Dec. 6) that will allow WFS to provide child-welfare services to all band members living off their First Nations’ communities within the Rainy River and Kenora districts.
The first phase of the improvements to the Township of Emo’s water and wastewater systems are nearly complete.
“They are about a week behind schedule,” noted Emo Mayor Vince Sheppard.
“It will probably be [done] the third week in December, as long as there aren’t any problems,” he said.
The Rainy River District School Board agreed last night to delay making a decision regarding the possible consolidation of Donald Young, Sturgeon Creek, and Crossroads schools until at least February.
A Fort Frances couple was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred late yesterday afternoon on Highway 11 between Reef Point Road and the Windy Point bridge.
Police identified the driver as David Chambers, 82, and the passenger as Louise Chambers, 75.
The collision involved a westbound Chrysler PT Cruiser and an eastbound logging truck around 4:40 p.m.
The Fort Frances Community Drug Action Team, with the support of the Rainy River District OPP and the OPP’s Northwest Region Emergency Response Team, conducted a search warrant last Thursday at #58A in the Walleye Trailer Park here.
As a result of the investigation, officers charged two adult males and two adult females with three counts of trafficking and six counts of possession.
A Shoal Lake #40 First Nation resident has been charged with second-degree murder following a death at a residence there earlier this week.
Katelyn Skead, 23, was to appear in court in Kenora today.
The Treaty #3 Police Service responded to a call Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. to assist an ambulance at a residence.
When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, a deceased male was found.
“Hometown Holiday Weekend” in International Falls, set for today and tomorrow (Nov. 29-30), will include the annual “Parade of Lights,” a pet contest, and Friday afternoon fun, as well as the traditional old-fashioned wagon rides downtown.
The festivities are added to a weekend of retail specials that promote holiday shopping at home.
The OPP is taking the rare step of thanking Ontario drivers ahead of its 2013 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign for not driving impaired over the holidays and for helping them get impaired drivers off our roads.
The Northwestern Health Unit invites you to attend a “Play Date” this Wednesday (Nov. 27) from 4:30-7 p.m. at J.W. Walker School.
This event is open to parents and families with children of all ages, however activities will be targeted to those under eight years of age.
There is no cost to attend, and dinner will be provided to children and their families.