Saturday, April 18, 2015


Tile drainage project funded

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. has received $2 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. to clear land and install tile drainage in the west end of Rainy River District.
The province announced today it is investing in Northern Ontario farming projects that will improve agricultural land, diversify crops, and expand business.

‘Seed Library’ set to launch

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre is growing in more ways than ever.
On Earth Day (April 22), the library will launch its new “Seed Library,” a free, accessible community seed resource.
Library CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour said the public is welcome to drop by and pick up free sunflower starter kits, as well as learn about the new resource.

Dragon boat club adopts a ‘mascot’

How do you train a dragon?
Just ask the Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club.
The group recently received a mascot to match its namesake—a 10-metre long, fiery orange, red, gold, and purple “dragon” made of fabric and other materials.

Soprovich among grads featured by Maclean’s

Matt Soprovich is among the 20 university graduates to be featured in Maclean’s 20th University Guide, which came out this month.
Maclean’s highlighted two decades’ worth of grads interviewed in the past, including Soprovich, to check up on them and see what they’re up to now.

Council OKs labels on trees

A handful of trees in town soon will have small signs posted to them.
Town council on Monday night unanimously approved a request from the Rainy River District Stewardship to label trees as part of a cultural heritage project it is working on.

Life jacket drive in full swing

OPP Sgt. Marty Singleton is raising funds and taking donations in the hopes of getting 1,000 life preservers to help halt drownings in the region’s First Nation communities.
Sgt. Singleton has undertaken the campaign in honour of the late Clayton (Beef) Windigo Jr. and OPP Cst. Bob Mainville, both of whom died in water-related accidents on the same week in the summer of 2010.

‘Harmony’ asking for help

Organizers of the Harmony of Nations Music Festival are asking for a few favours from the town to help stage the second-annual event here July 17-18.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is asking the town to:
•designate the “Harmony of Nations Music Festival” as a significant community event;

High school grad rates on rise

The Ministry of Education announced the graduation rates for 2014 earlier this month and Superintendent of Education Casey Slack was pleased to report to trustees last week that graduation rates within the Rainy River District School Board are on the rise.

Town asked to join mural mosaic

The Town of Fort Frances is being asked to take part in a nation-wide mural mosaic project to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
The project is called “Canada 150 Mosaic.”

Library to host author

Karen Connelly is an award-winning author spanning the genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Her writing explores topics of language, life in other cultures, dissident politics, sexuality, and trauma.

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