There’s something new to see at Voyageur Panel’s OSB mill in Barwick, compliments of the Rainy River District 4-H Association. Local 4-H members and leaders put the final touches on their wall mural at the OSB mill Saturday. Leader Shirley Morrish said their painting crew, consisting of Simone and Seline […]

Candace Grynol has returned to Denver, Col. for another year with “Up With People” after being hired as the vocal trainer for the upcoming year. Grynol spent three short days visiting family and friends at her home in Devlin last month before “Up With People” flew her to Denver from […]

Words cannot describe the splendid facilities and location of Lion’s Park to accommodate tourists for overnight camping. It is a beautiful spot, admitted Alison Longmore and Paula Steele from Victoria, B.C., as they took up a camping site. To have showering available is unbelieveable, admired the ladies. The pair arrived […]

The fact that some district livestock fall prey to wolves each summer isn’t out of the ordinary. But when those numbers start to climb, as they have in Alberton Township, farmers should be keep an eye out, advised Peter Spuzak, the township’s livestock valuer. He has the job of identifying […]

Ron Westover increased his overall points lead in the streets division with a first-place finish in both the feature and heat race last Thursday at the Emo Speedway. Westover now leads the streets with 517 points, just 11 points ahead of Richard Visser. Visser finished behind Westover in the feature, […]

In an attempt to bring senior football back to Thunder Bay, the newly-formed Thunder Bay Storm is looking to attract players from Northwestern Ontario to suit up in the new Central Senior Football League this season. The CSFL is looking for players who have graduated from NorWOSSA football and would […]

With eight teams set to compete for this year’s “Borderland Ball Blast” men’s soccer tournament, organizers are starting to get a feel of the tournament’s potential. The tournament has attracted four teams from the local Borderland League, but more importantly, four out-of-town teams–Dryden Drillers, Horst Lang Falcons (Dryden), last year’s […]

Dave Mitchell powered his way to a first-place finish in his division–and second overall–at the Canadian Powerlifting Championships in Okotoks, Alta. (near Calgary) last weekend. The Fort Frances resident recorded a high lift of 584 pounds in the squat, 292 in bench press, and 562 in the deadlift en route […]

The Lady of Lourdes Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its present site, along with the 100th anniversary of its cemetery, with the festivities wrapping up there this weekend. While the current church has been standing for 50 years, three other churches, built on or near the present site, […]

It isn’t known what impact the new benchmarks released by the Ministry of Health last week will have on local health care but they seem to be welcome. A joint report between the Ministry of Health and the Ontario Hospital Association, “Rural and Northern Health Parameters and Benchmarks” is a […]

“It’s a grand adventure!” That’s how B.C. natives Ian and Sally Wilson summed up the first part of their trek into re-living the historic trade route north taken by the Voyageurs of the Northwest Company some 200 years ago. So far the couple has paddled their homemade birch bark canoe […]

After a tearful good-bye, six district families stood at J.D. Junction on Sunday and watched as Allan Empey’s van carried the six children who had become a part of their lives away to Winnipeg, en route to their own families in Belarus. “From our side it was a tearful good-bye,” […]