To complete the courtyard project at Rainy River High School, the RRHS council needs to raise money to help cover the estimated $11,000-$13,000 total cost. Local businesses have agreed to host these “Buckets of Cash” collection tins to help gather donations.
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Rainy River District is losing one of its major farming operations.
The North End Farms Ltd. bison ranch, located in Dawson Township northwest of Rainy River, has announced it is closing the bison ranching operation.
“There will be an orderly winding down of the ranch,” said Amos Brielmann of Pinewood, Ont.
Early last Wednesday (Sept. 24), eight people gathered at the Roadside Restaurant in Rainy River to participate in the first local mini-seminar on value-added forest products.
A full house crowded into the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 in Rainy River on Sunday evening to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Evangelical Covenant Church in the community.
The nearly 150 members and guests from Rainy River and across the district were treated to a delicious roast beef dinner prepared by head chef Mark Douglas and his able crew.
Brent McQuaker, from Hydro One Networks in Fort Frances, was in Stratton last Monday (Sept. 8) to present the Stratton recreation society with a cheque for $1,200.
The grant, from Hydro One’s “PowerPlay” program, is earmarked for improvements to Stratton’s outdoor rink.
With the status quo forestry industry in a funk, perhaps now is the time to be investigating in new opportunities.
The Town of Rainy River, for instance, has a number of physical structures that could house value-added industries for the forestry sector.
“Ride for Memories” participant Larry Morden of MacKenzie Island was taking no chances about not finding his way back home Saturday, bringing along his four-legged GPSs. “Blue,” the Golden lab, and “Rusty” (hiding on the floor) recently completed a round trip to the Yukon with their master.