A warm, ready smile and a friendly, gentle voice are what you get when you first meet Father Reverend Alan Albao (al-bow), the newly appointed priest for the west end of the Rainy River District.
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Rainy River-area residents were treated to a terrific performance of a Shakespeare classic, “Romeo & Juliet,” by Rainy River High School’s Owl Theatre.
Two performances were offered to the public—one on Wednesday evening and the second in a dinner-theatre setting on Saturday night.
A third performance was offered as a school matinee
On April 29, at St. Clair College in Windsor, Stratton native Angela Lee was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.
Lee was honoured along with 88 other athletes, coaches, and builders from colleges across Ontario for distinguishing themselves through demonstrated leadership and high standards.
Last Thursday (May 7), during Catholic Education Week, Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton again was demonstrating with its “Voyageur Day” why it continues to glean awards of excellence.
The highlight of the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s annual spring dinner and dance, held Friday night in Stratton, was the presentation of the Bill Gibson Award.
The recipients honoured this year were Trish and Colin Neilson.
The courtyard rehabilitation project at the Rainy River High School finally is underway after two years of planning and fundraising.
Site preparation began last week with removal of some vegetation, as well as the installation of concrete forming and the relocation of the 1905 cornerstone from the original Alexander School.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association held another successful sale at its sales barn in Stratton on Saturday.
A half-dozen order buyers were arrayed against the sales ring while local sellers, buyers, and spectators filled the galleries.
Just over 1,300 head were on offer, mostly yearlings and fall calves, with roughly 120 cull cows and bulls filling out the slate.
When he stepped through our front door, his face covered with wild red whiskers and a bushy mop of hair poking out from under a crumpled hat, 19-year-old Jordan Beller looked like he was stepping out of history—a Boer “trekker” returned from the wild African veldt.
With winter finally releasing its icy grip on the district, the courtyard rehabilitation project at Rainy River High School is driving towards home in its fundraising goal of $15,000.
Last Thursday morning (April 9), a pancake-and-sausage breakfast was served up to hungry hoards in the multi-purpose room at RRHS.
The rebuilding of the courtyard at Rainy River High School is a primary focus of the school council this year—the goal of which is to enhance the usability of this oasis.
Since the construction of RRHS in the 1960s, very little has been done to update the courtyard.